Jerusalem24 – The Hebrew Kan Channel, citing a source in the United Arab List, reported that contacts began tonight between the head of the list, Mansour Abbas, and the head of the party there, The Future of Yair Lapid. According to the same source, in the coming days, a meeting will be held between the two parties, and they will discuss cooperation between them.
The United Arab List made gains in the Knesset Elections after counting 90% of the votes, it won five seats.
For his part, Abbas is not ready to disclose at the present time whether he intends to join the bloc opposing Netanyahu or the one that supports him.
Abbas stressed yesterday that his party will only work with those who meet its demands with regard to the urgent needs of the Arab community.
And this morning, Abbas said: “We went through a long night, we started with unsatisfactory samples, but we knew that the results will be different. We will wait for the final results and know where we stand.” Abbas added: “We will not be in anyone’s pockets, we want to be partners in the government – but we will not sit with anyone who turns us out. ”
He added, “Everyone who wants to prevent the holding of the fifth elections must contact us. We are ready to contact the two parties, and with anyone who wants to form a government and considers himself the future prime minister.”
Abbas declared that he was ready to give the next government coalition an external safety net in exchange for meeting the needs of the Arab community.
For his part, Micky Zohar of the Likud Party said that his party will not form a government that depends on Abbas, indicating that there is optimism towards reaching a purely right-wing bloc working to form a new government coalition.