Liberman plans protest in support of jailed soldier

Yisrael Beytenu head MK Avigdor Liberman is calling on the Israeli public to gather at the Jaffa military courthouse tomorrow and show their support for the soldier who shot a neutralized terrorist last Thursday.

"We think that the young man, a 19-year-old soldier, was lynched. Before the military police began its investigation they have already accused him in the media," MK Liberman said during a party meeting.

"I will go to the military courthouse in Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood tomorrow. I call on everyone to come to the military courthouse and to express support for the soldier. I'd rather have a live soldier who made a mistake in judgment than a soldier who hesitated and paid for it with his life."

Liberman continued by explaining why his party is not supporting Netanyahu's suspension law, which was drafted in response to the actions of radical Arab MKs.

"This is an 'Israbluff' law. The Prime Minister knows that he will never be able to get 90 MKs together to vote in favor of suspending another MK. We won't vote against it but, if he wants our support, it will only be if the coalition agrees to support the separation of powers to prevent the Supreme Court from interfering in Central Elections Committee decisions to disqualify parties and candidates from running for the Knesset. Only then will we support the Israbluff law."

He added that Yisrael Beytenu also will not support the coalition in the fight over the gas outline. "We are not going to pay to solve the coalition's problems. If the Prime Minister doesn't know how to make the Finance Minister, the Housing Minister and the Welfare Minister vote with the government, we won't save it."


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