The Palestinian Authority is allegedly actively encouraging Israeli-Arab voters to turn out in today’s Israel election.
The PA is reportedly pushing for Arab voters to support the Joint List, a bloc of various Arab and communist parties running together.
Netanyahu has sporadically warned of high Arab turnout in this election cycle, saying it could lead to a reduced number of seats for the right-wing parties.
Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh appeared to confirm that there is greater enthusiasm among Arab voters in this election, saying during a visit to the mixed city of Haifa that he “feels energy” in the Arab community.
A Joint List spokeswoman, however, stated, “Netanyahu and the Hebrew press are purposely inflating reports on Arab turnout to present a false impression that will keep Arab voters at home.”