The Central Election Committee on Thursday disqualified the Arab-Palestinian party Balad from running in Israel’s next election, though the party was not expected to cross the electoral threshold. Balad representatives said they intend to appeal against the decision.
The debate at the Central Election Committee on Thursday who disqualified the Arab-Palestinian party Balad from running in next election (Photo: Al-Ittihad)
Hadash-Ta’al faction strikes out yesterday against attempts to disqualify two Arab parties, Ra’am and Balad, from running in the upcoming November elections.
Hadash-Ta’al commented on the Central Election Commission’s decision to disqualify Balad’s candidacy for the 25th Knesset. “The decision to disqualify Balad is an unfortunate decision. [Benny] Gantz, [Yair] Lapid and [Meirav] Michaeli proved that they are right-wing in disguise. Despite the anger of the racists who want to keep the Arabs away from the polling stations, on election day we all flock to the polling stations.” “Instead of sending a democratic message of fighting racism, they choose to ignore Arab society and silently agree with the discourse of incitement and harm to its representatives,” the statement reads.