Yitzhak Goldknopf
Yitzhak GoldknopfYonatan Sindel/Flash90

If the Draft Law cannot be passed any other way, the Override Clause will pass, Construction and Housing Minister Yitzhak Goldknopf has said.

According to Goldknopf, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to advance the Override Clause if there is no other option for the Draft Law.

"This is a crucial condition for the existence of the government," Goldknopf told Kol Barama Radio on Wednesday morning.

Later in the interview, he mentioned Tuesday's protests, saying, "What is this, this rebellion and these riots? People who are unemployed. But the truth is, it's good that we'll act and we'll do things, and they'll continue to protest and demonstrate. In the end, they are are blocking each other over there."

"There are people who are sick who were harmed because of the protest yesterday - they blocked hospitals," he added. "The public needs to revolt against this. We must not stop the emergency forces - it's a matter of life and death, and for this we need to fight, so that it won't happen."

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court rejected a petition by the Movement for Quality Government in Israel, which requested that the court issue draft orders for haredi youth following the expiry of the existing Draft Law.

In its response, the Supreme Court said that though the current situation may be frustrating for some, it does not justify a petition calling for a general draft within days after the relevant legal status changed.

Meanwhile, following the law's expiry last week, the Israeli government approved a decision which will allow Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (Likud) to instruct the IDF not to enforce the draft requirement for haredi youth until the government approves legislation on the matter during the next Knesset session.