Israel’s Southern Islamic Movement seeks to separate from Joint List

Mansour Abbas, Israeli Palestinian politician and member of the United Arab List, which is part of the Joint List (Ahmad Gharabli - AFP)

Middle East Monitor  /  January 28, 2021

The Southern Islamic Movement in Israel has applied to leave the Joint List bloc of mainly Palestinian parties, Arab48 reported yesterday.

The Southern Islamic Movement, headed by Mansour Abbas, said that the application for this separation is a normal measure that precedes every election. Adding that it is in agreement with the Joint List and its condition that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a redline.

The movement went on to put two conditions on the Joint List: to name Jewish parties it would deal with in order to achieve the demands of the Palestinian community and to make clear that it would not vote for any laws that violate the beliefs of the conservative society.