United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni on Friday accused Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett of "declaring war on the world of Torah."
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Gafni's comments came after coalition talks between Likud Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi on Friday.
Attorney David Shimron, head of the Likud Beytenu negotiating team, said after the meeting that by sticking to its pact with Yesh Atid, Bennett's party is also rejecting the haredim. "We don't accept rejecting entire population groups," he stated, adding that his party would have to review how to deal with the issue is future negotiations.
Gafni said in response that "it has become clear that when Bennett says 'brothers' he means hatred of brothers and the boycott of brothers. This hatred is so deep that in exchange he sends the destiny of the land of Israel into the hands of Yesh Atid and Yair Lapid who attacked the settlers in Judea and Samaria."
Gafni suggested that the "political newbie" Bennett would get his comeuppance, saying "the Knesset building is much rounder than it looks from outside."