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Ra’am chief slams Joint List support for dissolving Knesset: ‘A stab in the back’

Ra'am Party leader MK Mansour Abbas attends the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, on February 22, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ra'am Party leader MK Mansour Abbas attends the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, on February 22, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ra’am chief Mansour Abbas fires back at the Joint List after some of its senior members said the predominantly Arab party will back a measure to dissolve the Knesset and hold new elections.

“A stab in the back of the Arab community and Ra’am while Ra’am is holding negotiations with the government,” he says in a Facebook post, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

The Islamist Ra’am is part of the coalition but recently suspended its membership amid tensions in Jerusalem over the Temple Mount. The coalition was already down to 60 seats in the 120-seat Knesset after the defection of a member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party.

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