(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
MK Moshe Gafni said on Monday that although the Haredi parties are against going to elections over the IBC issue, if it would be decided, they will block this move.
In an opening to statement at the Knesset Finance Committee, Gafni stressed that the Haredi parties are not afraid of going to elections, although it was portrayed this way.
"We are the last ones to object going to elections," he said. "We have no problem with then. The opposite it the truth – we might even benefit from that."
Gafni pointed out that for a country that faces such big challenges and major problems, going to elections due to a dispute over the IBA and the IBC is outrageous and irresponsible.
"We have been clear about it and said that in a state like ours should not go to elections in the middle of a term over a move that could be solved," he said. "But if it would be decided to do so – have no concerns and we will go to elections."