Despite bowing out from joining most of the other opposition party leaders in a joint press conference, Islamist Ra’am party leader Mansour Abbas says that he is “united” against the government’s judicial reform plan.
“We are all united against the government’s intentions and actions to collapse the rule of law and justice, and to control the judicial system,” Abbas says in a statement distributed by Ra’am.
“We will not lend a hand to the promotion of this initiative, and we will act wisely to allow the success of the protest against the initiative to control the judicial system. The harm belongs to all the citizens of the country including and especially the Arab citizens,” Abbas continues.
Yesh Atid sources confirm that Abbas was invited to join the opposition party leaders’ joint appearance, but Hadash-Ta’al leader Ayman Odeh was not.