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Major progress said made on bringing rebel Meretz MK back into coalition

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Significant progress has been made in talks between the coalition and rebel Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi after she pulled her support for the government this week, according to Hebrew media reports Saturday.

A coalition source involved in the talks was quoted predicting the matter would be resolved in the coming days.

According to the Haaretz daily, Rinawie Zoabi is expected to rejoin the coalition and not quit the Knesset. The newspaper said she was promised during talks over the weekend that funds will be transferred to build new hospital wings in Nazareth, where she hails from.

“She wants credit for a few issues so we will give it to her, as well as attention, and thus the crisis will be behind us,” the source said.

Later Saturday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the Arab Israeli lawmaker’s home over her decision to quit the coalition.

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© The Times of Israel

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