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Joint List head spars with Jewish Home MK over suspension bill

Hours after the Knesset committee dustup over a bill to suspend MKs who misbehave, Jewish Home MK Nissan Slomiansky, who chaired the meeting which descended into chaos, defends the suspension bill as not meant only to target Arab MKs, and says democracy “must have red lines.”

He also says MKs who say they are against terror and but then “support terror” are perjuring themselves.

Sitting next to Slomiansky in the Channel 2 studio, Joint List head Ayman Odeh, who earlier threatened to quit the Knesset if the measure passes, says coalition lawmakers are inciting against Arab MKs and the Arab public, and are seeking to kick out those who want to live in coexistence.

He also denies that the measure is not intended to target Arabs and accuses the Shin Bet of giving orders to assassinate “Palestinian leaders.”

When Slomiansky asserts that Arab MKs are welcome in the Knesset unless they support terror, Odeh accuses him of “supporting the larger terror, the occupation.”

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