Ra’am chief: Still no agreement on Palestinian family reunification ban

A meeting between Ra’am and other coalition factions did not produce a compromise agreement on extending a 2003 ban on Palestinian family unification.

“We’ve made advances in the talks, but there’s still no agreement,” says Ra’am party chief Mansour Abbas in the hallways of the Knesset.

At least one of Abbas’s party members has said he will not vote in favor of the law under any circumstances.

Abbas tells The Times of Israel in response: “Look, we’ll all sit down together and decide soon enough.”

Tayseer Khatib, an activist married to a Palestinian from the West Bank, says the thousands impacted by the law will not accept any compromise.

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