Residents of Jaffa, including Arab Israelis were filmed casting their votes in the Knesset elections on Tuesday.
According to reports, many are expected to boycott the elections protesting against the Israeli government's approach towards Arabs in the recent years.
«Netanyahu is doing terrible for the population, for the whole population,» said Yuval, a Jaffa resident, adding that he understands... Еще Arab Israelis' discontent.
Radha, an Arab Israeli Jaffa resident, refused to boycott the elections, saying «everything goes to Bibi, to the Prime Minister. If I don't vote, it all goes to Bibi.»
Another Jaffa resident, Sami, said that current country's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be re-elected because he «has done many, many bad things to the Arab citizens», adding that he heard reports of people boycotting the elections.
Over six million eligible voters will vote from 07:00 to 22:00 local time (04:00 to 19:00 GMT) at 10,720 polling stations throughout Israel to choose their new representatives for the Israeli Knesset.
This year, a record 47 political parties are competing for the 120 seats in the Knesset with a minimum threshold of 3.25 percent of the vote required to win a seat. A coalition of parties require at least 61 seats among them to form a government.
The Likud party of current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Blue and White coalition (Kahol Lavan) led by former Israeli military Chief of Staff Benny Gantz are currently leading in the polls.
Exit polls are expected to be released when voting closes at 22:00 (19:00 GMT) with election results due to be announced overnight.