In a letter to the Joint ( Arab) List Knesset faction, The Zionist Union faction tells the party to expel MK Basel Ghattas on pain of support for a law that will allow lawmakers to boot colleagues from the Knesset.
In the missive, Zionist Union, which leads the opposition, says it “does not support the principle of the MK expulsion law, since MKs don’t need to kick out other MKs on their own — but the Joint List needs to work to fire Ghattas from the Knesset following the harsh suspicions against him — or the Zionist Union will allow its members to vote how they please.”
The party says the future of the bill is in the hands of the Joint List, which is also in the opposition.
Ghattas is suspected of passing phones and other contraband to two Palestinians serving time in Israeli jail, one for murder and one for other terror offenses. He was recently released from house arrest but is expected to be charged.