National Student Union chairman Itzik Shlomi said that the passage of the Housing Committees Bill by the Knesset was disappointing and destroyed public faith in chances of having dialogue with the government.
"The decision to pass the law is unfortunate and disappointing. More so, in recent days great efforts were taken by the Student Union and other bodies to unify and consolidate the various groups participating in the struggle, which was done in order to give a chance for true dialogue with the government."By imposing coalition discipline during the vote, Shlomi said, in the public's perspective, the government "is defying and suffocating the prospect of trust and genuine dialogue." Following the vote, he added, "tens of thousand who cannot continue to ignore" the issue will join the tens of thousands that have already taken to the streets in a new protest this Saturday.