Minister says he has enough signatures to boot Ghattas

Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin says he has enough signatures, and then some, to start the process of booting Joint List MK Basel Ghattas from the Knesset.

“We have over 70 signatures! We are about to in the coming minutes present [Knesset speaker] Yuli Edeslstein with 72 signatures gathered by Zeev Elkin to start the process of expelling MK Basel Ghattas,” Elkin’s spokesman says in a message to reporters.

A plenary session at the Knesset, on January 16, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
A plenary session at the Knesset, on January 16, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Earlier, the Zionist Union had told the Joint List it must remove Ghattas itself or it would allow its members to join the effort to boot the MK, who is suspected of passing contraband to Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prison.
Ghattas has rejected the accusations as a political witchhunt.

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