Joint List may boot MK from panel for skipping Knesset vote

The Joint List is weighing punitive measures against some of its lawmakers who broke ranks and skipped the vote earlier today on the dissolution of the Knesset, Army Radio reports.

As a result of the move in support of the coalition, MK Mansour Abbas could be removed as head of a parliamentary panel on combating crime in Arab towns, the report says.

While Joint List leaders were seething over the Ra’am party members’ move, MK Ahmad Tibi denied in an interview with Channel 12 that the alliance of Arab parties would break up as a result.