Ra’am’s Abbas reportedly says one of his party will oppose crucial settlement bill

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Ra’am’s Abbas reportedly says one of his party will oppose crucial settlement bill
Faction leader tells coalition he can’t convince MK Mazen Ghanaim to support legislation to extend Israeli law to settlers, the latest test for the imperiled government
By TOI staff

The head of the Islamist Ra’am party reportedly told other coalition leaders on Friday that one of his party members will not vote for a piece of legislation next week that is seen as a crucial test for the imperiled government. Ra’am’s Mansour Abbas said he cannot convince Knesset member Mazen Ghanaim to vote in support of the bill to renew the application of Israeli civil and criminal law to West Bank settlers, the Kan public broadcaster reported.

“I don’t see how I can get Mazen Ghanaim to vote in support of the legislation,” Abbas told other coalition leaders. If any of the government’s lawmakers do not vote in favor of the legislation, it could leave the struggling coalition without the parliamentary majority required to pass the bill. Ra’am has not said how it will vote, but reports have said Abbas is negotiating his party’s support.

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