The Labor Party, headed by MK Merav Michaeli, has terminated the membership of nearly 50 party members who had recently signed a letter expressing support for Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, Maariv
, The Jerusalem Post
's sister publication, reported.
The deposed members were notified through SMS messages that read: "Your membership in the Labor Party has been terminated due to a violation of Article 93 in the party's constitution."
Article 93 states that signing a document that expresses support for a different political party is considered a withdrawal from the Labor Party.
Members were told that they may appeal the decision within 30 days of receiving the notification.