Opposition petitions Supreme Court against Knesset committees

Knesset legal counsel in last-minute bid to prevent issue of formation of Knesset committees from going to Supreme Court.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

The Knesset Plenum
The Knesset Plenum
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Arutz Sheva has learned that the opposition intends to file a petition with the Supreme Court tomorrow (Tuesday) against the composition of the committees in the Knesset.

The petition, which is expected to be filed against the Knesset, the Prime Minister, Speaker of the Knesset and Coalition Chairman will be signed by MKs Miri Regev, David Bitan and Kati Shitrit from the Likud, as well as Michael Malkieli and Moshe Arbel of Shas. The petitioners were represented by Adv. Ilan Bombach.

Sources in the legal system estimate that there is a possibility that the Supreme Court will intervene in the matter because there is no precedent for the committees not being divided equally.

The Knesset's legal counsel is also trying at these hours to reach a compromise in dialogue between the opposition and coalition to prevent the filing of the petition.

Opposition parties were furious at the composition of the committees that were approved despite their dissent and even boycotted the vote on the issue in the plenum. Some members of the opposition have threatened to petition the Supreme Court and now intend to carry out the threat.