Wednesday, February 7, Knesset member, Yaakov Peri («Yesh Atid») announced the resignation from the Knesset. He submitted a letter to the speaker of the Knesset Julius Edelstein.
The place of Peri, which is considered one of the ideologists and founders of the «Yesh Atid», is a Pnina Tamano Shata, who was a Knesset member of the 19th convocation.
Press «Yesh Atid» passed: «We respect the decision of the Peri to leave the Knesset. Peri for more than 30 years served in the General security service (Shin bet), was seriously injured, but returned to service. The invaluable contribution of Yaakov Peri at strengthening the security of the state will be an example for generations».
The head of the party of Yair Lapid added: «I appreciate the decision of Jacob Peri, that reflects the values that built the party «Yesh Atid» and the societal norms it inscribed on its banners.»
Recall that Yaakov Peri was in the midst of a public scandal in connection with the plot of the program «Uvda» («Fact»), stating that in 90 years has passed four polygraph test, answering the question of whether he passed information to the head of SHAS Aryeh Deri about the secret audition that was conducted in the course of the investigation against him.
In the account of the program «Uvda» on Twitter reads: «Yaakov Peri hurried to resign before it is published a new investigation and made public the details of what happened this week».