Bennett Fears Islamist Coalition Partner Mansour Abbas Will Be Assassinated

The prime minister said in private talks that he is concerned that Israeli Arab citizens will succumb to incitement about Mansour Abbas and his decision to participate in the governing coalition

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“Mansour Abbas is in mortal danger and might be murdered.” This statement was recently made by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in private talks with two political figures. Bennett did not elaborate on the basis of his assessment and whether there was intelligence on the matter, but said the concern is that Israeli Arab citizens who oppose the United Arab List’s participation in the coalition will be influenced by what the prime minister called “wild incitement” against the party’s chairman. His interlocutors believed Bennett’s concern was genuine.

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