Arab Ra’am Party will not be disqualified from running in Knesset elections

Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am party, leads a faction meeting, in the Israeli parliament on April 19, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ???? ???? ???? ????? ??? ??? ??"? ??"?

(Ra’am party head Mansour Abbas)

The Central Elections Committee has voted to dismiss two petitions to disqualify the United Arab List (Ra’am) from running in the elections for the 25th Knesset in November.

The petitions were rejected by a vote of 14-0.

The Choosing Life Forum, an organization for bereaved families of victims of terrorism, and the Ad Kan organization had filed the petitions, arguing that Ra’am had funneled potentially millions of dollars to terrorist organizations such as Hamas.

 “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt,  how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God.” Deut. 25:17-18

Bereaved families confront Likud committee member

(Bereaved families confront Likud committee member)

Members of the Choosing Life Forum condemned the right-wing members of the committee who did not vote to disqualify Ra’am.

Merav Hajaj, whose daughter Shir was murdered in a ramming attack in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, said to the committee: “Today, Ra’am is paying money to the family of the terrorist who killed my daughter, my Shir. If you don’t vote against them, the blood of the victims of the next attack will be on your children. Whoever votes against or refrains from disqualifying Ra’am is complicit in the dishonor and shame on his own hands.

The committee will consider a separate petition to disqualify the Balad party later today.

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