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Former Meretz rebel Rinawie Zoabi touts NIS 25 million earmark for Nazareth hospital

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Meretz lawmaker Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi says that she successfully secured NIS 25 million ($7.5 million) from the government to improve hospitals in Nazareth.

The funds are part of a deal made with the coalition to appease the Nazareth-area MK, who bolted the coalition last Thursday and returned 72 hours later following pressure and renewed promises.

During her brief resignation, Rinawie Zoabi chastised the coalition for being insufficiently supportive of Arab society. She now says that the hospital funds are the first of several measures she is involved with to benefit Arab society.

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