Senior Ra'am member blames Bennett for coalition collapse


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Senior Ra'am member blames Bennett for coalition collapse
Ibrahim Sarsour, senior member of Islamic Movement, says Al-Aqsa Mosque is more important than all the billions promised to Ra'am.
Dalit Halevi

Ibrahim Sarsour, a former leader of the southern faction of the Islamic Movement who is affiliated with the Ra’am party, no longer sees any point in Ra’am staying in the coalition. "If Prime Minister Bennett thinks he can (use) Ra’am to implement his right-wing political agenda that hurts everything that is Arab and Palestinian, and against our holy places, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque, he's wrong," tweeted Sarsour. He stressed that "Ra’am will not be a tool for the government to pass its plans in exchange for budgets, whatever they may be."

"Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are a red line. The Israeli government's violation of the sanctity of the mosque requires action to send it to political hell," stated Sarsour. "It is true that we will not be able to liberate Jerusalem from the occupation," he wrote, "but - in principle - Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are more important to us than all the billions of Israelis and their budgets!"