Livni: Kadima MKs signing law over transport for soldiers

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January 21, 2012 23:22

 
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Opposition leader Tzipi Livni (Kadima) slammed on Saturday a new program that bans soldiers from riding the train for free on Sundays aimed at reducing the number of passengers on Israel Railway's busiest day of the week, saying Kadima would pass a law prohibiting such changes.

"After throwing women to the back of the bus they're throwing soldiers off of the train," Livni said in a written statement.

The opposition leader said it was a soldiers' "right" and the state's "duty" to provide free rail-transportation for soldiers, and threw her support behind planned demonstrations for Sunday morning.

"Kadima MKs have started to sign a law that would ensure [free transportation for soldiers] if the government does not steer from its course," she said.

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