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Voter turnout in Knesset elections the highest since 1981

Jerusalem24 – As of 12:00 PM, the voter turnout in the Israeli Knesset elections reached 28.4%, the highest percentage since 1981, according to the Israeli election committee.

At 7:00 AM, Israelis headed to cast their ballots, voting for the fifth time in less than four years.

Walid Habbas, researcher at the Palestinian Center for Israeli Studies “MADAR”, tells Jerusalem24 that Israeli society is frustrated at the fact they can’t form a stable government.

“Polarization has been on the rise in Israel to ensure a high voter turnout.”

Listen to the full interview on Vibes and find out more about what’s at stake in today’s elections.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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