Israeli coalition rendered minority govt by MP resignation
The Israeli occupation government is at threat of a collapse, though not necessarily, as Naftali Bennett's government becomes a minority in Knesset.
The coalition led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has taken a hit, becoming a minority in Parliament after legislator Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi dropped out of the Knesset on Thursday for several reasons. She mainly cited the Israeli occupation police brutality perpetrated against Palestinians at journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral.
Shireen Abu Akleh, famed Al Jazeera journalist and veteran reporter, was murdered on May 11 when Israeli occupation forces storming the Jenin refugee camp, occupied West Bank, shot her with a live bullet to the head as she was covering the events of the storming.
The Meretz party MK leaving Bennett's coalition set it back to 59 out of 120 seats in the Knesset, making the coalition a minority, though that does not necessarily mean that the alliance is on the verge of collapse.
This could mean, however, that the Knesset could be dissolved since that action requires 61 votes, but that could also not happen since many members of Bennett's coalition oppose former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who currently chairs the "opposition" within the Knesset, meaning they would not vote in favor of dissolving the parliament.
The former premier has been very vocal about his plans of toppling Bennett's cabinet, forcing the Israeli occupation into fresh elections, and possibly returning as Prime Minister for the third time. He held this post from 1996 to 1999 and then from 2009 until June 2021.
"Again and again the heads of the coalition have taken hawkish, rigid, and right-wing stances regarding basic issues of utmost importance for Arab society," the resigning lawmaker wrote in a letter announcing her decision to leave the coalition.
She highlighted the Israeli aggression in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds, the Israeli occupation's forced displacement of the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and the funeral of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed at the hands of the occupation and later had her funeral brutally attacked by "Tel Aviv's" forces.
"I cannot continue supporting the existence of a coalition that harasses my community in this disgraceful manner," Zoabi added.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in occupied Al-Quds reported the time that there was a military crackdown and violence against mourners during Abu Akleh's funeral near the besieged French hospital that she was in.
Our correspondent said the occupation forces stormed the hospital and confirmed that the funeral procession was stormed and disrupted as the hospital got besieged.
News of her murder by the IOF began to spread like wildfire, and the occupation attempted to raise doubt about their forces' responsibility for her murder.