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Knesset dissolved and general elections announced

This is the fifth time Israelis will be heading to the ballot box in three years.

Jerusalem24 – The Knesset voted yesterday on the bill to finalize the dissolution of the 24th Knesset, in the second and third readings.

The General Assembly of the Israeli Knesset approved 1 November as the date for the next general elections in Israel.

This will be the fifth time Israelis head to the ballot box in three years.

The date was set for 1 November after the Joint List decided to support the coalition proposal, noting that the Israeli opposition had striven to organize the elections on October 25.

This will make Yair Lapid the 14th Prime Minister of the State of Israel in replacement of Naftali Bennett, who announced yesterday that he will not run in the elections.

Bennett is also leaving his Yamina party, which will now be led by Ayelet Shaked.

After the Knesset is dissolved, the law that imposes Israeli civil law on settlers in the occupied West Bank will be extended until a new Knesset is elected.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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