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Aa per Ra’am demand, gov’t votes to move Bedouin agency to Welfare Ministry

Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am party, gives a press statement after meeting with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am party, gives a press statement after meeting with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has agreed to Ra’am’s demand that the government hold a vote on transferring a government body tasked with assisting Bedouin to the Welfare Ministry, according to Channel 13 news.

The government is holding a phone vote on the matter now.

Under the coalition deal, a vote on the matter was set to be held in several weeks. However, after a Ra’am MK said the Islamist party wouldn’t take part in plenum votes or Knesset committee sessions until further notice, Hebrew media reports said Ra’am was demanding the vote be moved up.

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