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Netanyahu refused to condemn Gamliel, saying on Monday that “The right thing to do right now would be to wait before [drawing] any conclusions.”
Speaking before a committee on the pandemic, he said that “everyone… including ministers and Knesset members, all public servants” are subject to the regulations, but added that he would wait for “the full picture” on Gamliel’s situation before taking action.
Israel’s Movement for Quality Government were among those calling on Gamliel to resign, and the organization asked the attorney general to open a criminal inquiry into her behavior.
In a statement, the non-profit lobby group said: “At a time when the public is expected to obey the strict orders, it is unacceptable for an elected official to just disdain them.”
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