Knesset plenum to hold special debate following Shabbat train crisis

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After the signatures of more than 50 MKs were submitted to the Knesset Secretariat, Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein decided to convene the plenum on September 19, while the Knesset is still in recess, to discuss motions for the agenda on the following topics: ”The degradation of the Sabbath and the harm caused to soldiers and civilians due to the train crisis”; ”the political conduct of the government and the person at its helm caused severe harm to tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians,” and ”the hysterical conduct, lack of planning and waste of millions due to personal political considerations.” The debate will be held in the presence of PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Knesset Rules of Procedure determine that, in accordance with the Basic Law: the Knesset, when at least 25 MKs demand to convene the Knesset plenum during the recess, the Knesset Speaker will schedule a special debate.