The Israeli Right Thinks This Photo Can Stave Off Its Worst Nightmare

A right-wing campaign attempting to tie Mansour Abbas’ role in the government with funding for Hamas is about much more than trying to save Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career

Anshel Pfeffer
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Ayala Hasson, anchor of Channel 13’s weekend news show, had a bombshell: Razi Issa, a senior member of the United Arab List and close adviser to its leader Mansour Abbas, was also the CEO of a nongovernmental organization called Support 48, which operates under the aegis of the party’s parent organization, the Israeli Islamic Movement. One of Support 48’s aims is to help the families of Palestinian “martyrs” and prisoners, and Hasson had footage of Issa visiting the Gaza Strip to distribute financial aid and meeting with at least one prominent Hamas member.

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