Israeli Affairs

Another crisis within the Israeli government coalition over Kafr Qassem massacre bill

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli government coalition is witnessing internal disagreements over the proposal of a bill by the Joint Arab List to “recognize the Kafr Qassem massacre.”

According to the Arabic-speaking Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation, Meretz and the United Arab List from within the government coalition tend to support the law, which the rest of the coalition parties oppose.

Israeli Housing Minister Ze’ev Elkin of the New Hope party vowed that the bill would in no way be passed.

During a session to manage the government coalition, Elkin threatened that his party and Yamina would support right-wing bills initiated by the opposition if Meretz and the United Arab List violated coalition discipline and would not oppose the Kafr Qassem bill.

In turn, Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan of Meretz said that it is inevitable to oppose the Kafr Qassem bill in order to preserve coalition stability.

In a radio interview, Golan said that the time had not yet come to pass this bill, although it is fair in every sense of the word.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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