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.

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.