PM and White Chairman continue to quarrel, the day before the Knesset's dissolution • Both sides try to blame each other for the second elections - third in one year • Gantz accused Netanyahu of "turning the Knesset into a sanctuary city" • Netanyahu replied: "Arrived The time we take one day seriously "
Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz // Photos: Avishag Shar-Yashuv, Oren Ben Hakun
The battle for blame continues: A little more than a day before the end of the government's term, and a few hours after the Knesset has proposed a bill for the dissolution of the 22nd Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue-White Chairman continue to try to convince the public that the blame for going to election campaign Another, the third of the same year, lies at the door of the second.
Call for unity: President meets with Netanyahu and Gantz // Video: Omar Miron - GPO
Gantz read a video on Netanyahu's Twitter account tonight (Tuesday) of giving up immunity and forming a unity government, to which Netanyahu replied that it was a spin. "Citizens of Israel have a little more than 24 hours left to prevent costly and unnecessary elections," said Gantz, adding, "I want you to know that my friends and my colleagues in white and blue are making every effort to find a way to form a government without giving up the basic principles that made us into politics.
"I also call on Netanyahu tonight, as you promised before the previous elections, not to hide behind parliamentary immunity and to defend your innocence in court. It is important for me to say - you have the full right to defend yourself, but you must not make the Knesset a haven. "We can find a solution and form a government. Over half of Israel voted for blue and white, and we have the possibility and responsibility to form a good unity government in Israel," Gantz concluded.
A few minutes later, Netanyahu replied in his own tweet on Twitter: "Benny Gantz, I urge you to stop spinning. After 80 days, it is time that one day, for the benefit of the citizens of the State of Israel, we sit down and seriously discuss the establishment of a broad unity government, it is not too late."