Four coalition MKs to vote against 2006 budget

Three Labor MKs and one member of the Gil Pensioners' Party have decided not to support the 2006 national budget that would be presented to the Knesset on Wednesday for a first reading. Labor MK Nadia Hilu told Israel Radio that she didn't believe any Labor MK could vote in favor of the budget as it is presently proposed. She said that the budget seriously harmed the poor sectors, including Arab-Israelis.