Arab Joint List Aliiance to Boycott Inauguration of Israeli Knesset

Jerusalem, MINA – The Arab Joint List Alliance, a coalition of four Arab majority parties will boycott the inauguration ceremony of Israeli Knesset Members on Thursday, October 3.

Knesset member, Ahmad Tibi from the Joint List said the move was to protest what he called a failure of the Israeli Government in tackling rising levels of violence in Arab cities.

“Tomorrow, 13 Knesset members from the Joint List will not take part in the lively Knesset plenary session, as part of a general strike announced by the Arab High Monitoring Committee over the wave of killings in Arab cities and police use,” Ahmad Tibi wrote on Twitter Wednesday, the Times of Israel reported.

In recent weeks, there has been a surge in assassinations of Arab minorities in Israel, prompting political representatives to make the issue as a major problem.

More than 60 Israeli Arabs have been killed since early 2019.

“Dozens of people who have been killed since the beginning of this year are victims. They are not only as violent crimes but also because of government and law enforcement interests,” tweeted Joint List leader Ayman Odeh. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)