Israel election committee bans Arab-Israeli coalition

The election committee of the Israeli parliament has banned an Arab party and a left-wing Jewish candidate from standing in April’s general election.

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    Israel's Central Elections Committee has disqualified an alliance of Palestinian-Israeli parties from running in next month's election.

    It follows a petition filed by the prime minister's Likud party and two others, accusing the-now banned parties of supporting violent Palestinian resistance and Hezbollah.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from West Jerusalem.


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