Arab-Israeli communist MK vows allegiance to Palestinian cause

May 1, 2019 06:52
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Member of Knesset Aida Touma-Sliman of the Hadash-Ta'al faction skipped the official swearing-in ceremony for the newly installed Knesset on Tuesday to attend a family event and used the opportunity to voice her support for the Palestinian cause.

"I vow allegiance to fight for civil and national equality for the Palestinian Arab minority," Touma-Sliman wrote in Hebrew. "To fight against the occupation and for peace that can only be achieved when you place a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem," she added. 
Hadash is a mostly Arab political party comprised of communist and other leftist groups. Born in Nazareth to a Christian-Arab family, Touma-Sliman has been in the Knesset since 2015 and has served as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality.

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