Moves underway for law enabling MKs to suspend colleagues with ‘special’ majority

February 7, 2016 18:37


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the heads of the coalition parties agreed Sunday to formulate legislation that would suspend MKs because of “inappropriate behavior” if a special majority of 90 Knesset members voted to do so.

The move comes amid the continued furor over the three Balad Mks – Jamal Zahalka, Haneen Zoabi, and Basel Ghattas – who met the families of terrorists and stood in a moment of silence in the terrorists' honor.

The legislation, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office,  would be similar to legislation on the books now enabling the suspension of the president and Knesset speaker or deputy speaker for "inappropriate behavior" if there is a parliamentary super-majority.

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