Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu heaped criticism on Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid today during a Likud party conference for apparently refusing to sign a petition calling for a discussion to be held on the suspension of MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List), who is being summoned for investigation on suspicion of smuggling cellphones to Palestinian prisoners in Israel, Ynet reports.
“I heard that Yair Lapid instructed members of his party not to sign a document calling for the convening of a discussion for removing Ghattas from the Knesset,” Netanyahu said. “It doesn’t surprise me. It is disappointing. It isn’t surprising because this is a left-wing man who heads a left-wing party. Lapid is trying to disguise this simple position, but the simple truth is that Yair Lapid leaders a left-wing party and this is now revealed for all to see,” Netanyahu continued. “I hope that he will change his opinion but in any case it is the public that will decide his position.”