Ahmad Tibi, a member of the Israeli Knesset, condemned the Likud party for allegedly placing hidden cameras in polling stations in Arab towns during the ongoing Knesset election, while speaking with journalists after casting his vote in Taiybe on Tuesday.
“It seems that, it is already obvious that Netanyahu is very much interested in bringing down the turnout of Arab voters by these provocations... Еще. We are calling Arab voters to come and vote,” said Tibi.
It was reported that hidden cameras were placed by activists and election observers, mostly from the Likud party, in Israeli-Arab polling stations. A police investigation has been launched.
Tibi also said that if the turnout were increased, «everything is possible.»
«We are looking to block racism, fascism, and discrimination against Arabs,» he clarified.
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.