Ra’am chief warns party’s temporary pause from coalition could become a walkout

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Ra’am chief warns party’s temporary pause from coalition could become a walkout
But Mansour Abbas says that if government policies on Temple Mount change, party will end its freeze on participation; Likud said to be targeting Ra’am’s Ghanaim to bolt
By TOI staff
18 April 2022

Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas warned Monday that his party’s temporary freeze of participation in the government or the Knesset could become permanent if there is no change for the better in Israel’s policy regarding the Temple Mount, the scene of recent violent clashes between Muslim worshipers and Israeli police. Abbas told the Kan public broadcasters that Ra’am, an Arab Israeli Islamist party, could pull its four seats from the government over the matter. However, he added that Ra’am would end its protest should the government change its approach.

“If the reality changes and the policies change, this freeze will also change,” he said. Ra’am announced its freeze on Sunday amid mounting pressure on the party over the Temple Mount unrest. The decision is largely declarative at this stage, because parliament is in recess, though opposition sources said they saw it as a further opportunity to weaken the coalition, encourage defections, and bring down the government.

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