Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) on Monday said that Joint Arab List Chairman MK Ahmad Tibi has “called for the murder and injury of IDF soldiers, settlers, and Jews.”
In an interview with 103 FM Radio, Katz said that he believes the Likud can win the elections, but “hundreds of thousands of people who support the Likud’s stance did not go out to vote.”
“This time, [Blue and White leader MK Benny] Gantz cannot form a government without the Joint Arab List. Even with Yisrael Beytenu, Labor, Gesher, and Meretz, he doesn’t have 61.” Though Blue and White could form a minority government supported from the outside by the Joint Arab List, Katz believes that that “will be a disaster for the State of Israel. Not because they are Arabs, but because of their opinions.”
“Just yesterday the Supreme Court, with a slim majority, approved MK Heba Yazbak’s run. That’s horrible. During the Second Intifada I was a young MK and Ahmad Tibi and his friends were always on the media calling for the murder and injury of IDF soldiers, settlers, and Jews.”
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