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Tibi: Joint List will back bill to dissolve Knesset

Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi during a Knesset discussion on a no-confidence motion against the government, May 9, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi during a Knesset discussion on a no-confidence motion against the government, May 9, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Joint Lit MK Ahmad Tibi says the predominantly Arab faction will back a proposal to dissolve the Knesset that is slated to be voted on tomorrow.

“If the [bill] comes up [for a vote] — the Joint List will vote in favor,” he tells Army Radio. “This government, on issues critical to the Arab public, is worse than the previous one.”

Meanwhile, Channel 12 news reports that senior officials in Ra’am and the Southern Islamic Movement’s Shura Council — an advisory body to the party — have held talks with the Joint List on possibly reuniting in the event of new elections.

Ra’am was previously part of the Joint List, which is made up of several factions, but it ran alone in the March 2021 elections. It later joined the ruling coalition formed after the vote, making it the first Arab Israeli party to do so in decades, though it recently froze its membership in the coalition due to tensions in Jerusalem.

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