Mansour Abbas: Coalition crisis with Ra’am remains unresolved

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Mansour Abbas: Coalition crisis with Ra’am remains unresolved
Abbas faced criticism from Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Saturday for remaining in the coalition.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: APRIL 30, 2022

The crisis between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government and the Ra’am (United Arab List) Party has not yet ended. The party’s membership in the coalition is still frozen, Ra’am head Mansour Abbas said in an interview with Channel 12 on Saturday night. Abbas denied reports that he had reached an agreement with Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid for Ra’am to resume voting with the coalition after the Knesset recess ends on May 9 – which would end the freeze that began over violence on the Temple Mount.

“We are currently negotiating and trying to reach solutions,” Abbas said. “Meanwhile, we have not reached a framework to end the situation we are in. On one hand, we are not interested in elections, which would not bring anything. On the other, we cannot continue living in uncertainty.

“Therefore, our preference is to advance issues in this coalition – and I hope, by the end of the recess, we will succeed in reaching understandings.” Abbas faced criticism from Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Saturday for remaining in the coalition despite police violence on the Temple Mount. Sinwar said Abbas was guilty of an “unforgivable crime.”

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