Ra’am leader Abbas, Hadash-Ta’al MK feud in Knesset plenum

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Tensions break out in the Knesset plenum between Arab lawmakers from rival factions.

Speaking in Arabic, Ra’am MK Mansour Abbas delivers one of the filibuster’s last speeches, when he is interrupted by Hadash-Ta’al MK Aida Touma-Sliman.

In the brief Hebrew portion of their exchange, Abbas accuses Touma-Sliman of bringing down the last coalition — which included the Ra’am party. The heated bickering continues after Abbas steps down from the Knesset rostrum.

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