Eight Arab Citizens of Israel Explain Why They Won't Vote

Disappointment with the Arab parties, distrust in the possibility of achieving change through the Knesset and refusal to cooperate with the occupation: Arab citizens of Israel reveal why voter turnout is expected to be historically low

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Deiaa Haj Yahia
Deiaa Haj Yahia
Deiaa Haj Yahia
Deiaa Haj Yahia

Fatma Alasam, 42, from the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva in southern Israel, was once a devout believer in democracy. Every four years she made sure to report to her polling station to vote for the party of her choice. Even when the elections became more frequent and ended in deadlocks, she did not despair. The last election was the last straw for her.

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