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Mansour Abbas lends support to Israel's colonial narrative 

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Ra'am party leader Mansour Abbas has exposed how exploitative his role is within the coalition government formed by former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. His political party, he claims, has "no influence" when it comes to Israel's security concerns. "We have no influence on military operations. We are in the Knesset to work for Arab society and not to influence the foreign and security policy of the State of Israel," Abbas told a Channel 12 reporter, while also stating that Ra'am is against the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza.

According to Abbas, the decision to not take any governmental positions, but to solely remain a part of the coalition, was to avoid becoming complicit in Israeli governmental decisions involving "war or any tough decision for the Arab citizens." Speaking the language of any entity that avoids mentioning Israeli colonialism and colonial violence, however, is not part of Abbas's equation.

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