Avigdor Liberman
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Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Tuesday morning estimated that the price of gas will drop at the beginning of August.

In addition, Liberman told Kan Bet, "I want to reach, by the end of next week, an agreement with the teachers, and I want to lower the prices of gas and the cost of housing. I believe that on August 1, we will drop the price of benzene."

Liberman's statement is based on analyses by his Ministry that suggest that the price of gas will drop at the beginning of August, by at least 20 agurot per liter.

At the same time, an additional discount of 50 agorot on the excise tax will take effect on August 10.

Also on Tuesday morning, Liberman said, "It especially bothers me the fateful courting by all of the coalition partners, without exception, of [haredi MKs Aryeh] Deri and [Moshe] Gafni."