Hanegbi won't resign from Knesset, will appeal suspension

November 9, 2010 14:31

After the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ruled Tuesday morning that the crimes which MK Tzahi Hanegbi was convicted of involved moral turpitude, the Kadima lawmaker met with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, and the two agreed that Hanegbi would not submit his resignation to the Knesset in order to allow him to appeal the court's decision.

Rivlin explained that if Hanegbi submits a resignation, it will take effect within 48 hours and he will not be able to return to the Knesset, even if the appeal is accepted. Hanegbi therefore agreed that he would send a fax in which he confirmed his suspension, and not his resignation.

Hanegbi's Knesset suspension is set to begin Tuesday night, a minute before midnight.

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