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Balad leader: ‘Not surprised’ Gantz didn’t call; we seek to bring down Netanyahu

Balad party chief MK Mtanes Shihadeh says he was “not surprised” not to receive a phone call from Blue and White party chief Benny Gantz when he spoke with the leaders of Joint List parties earlier, but appears to hint he could support Gantz’s bid for the premiership regardless.

“We are acting only according to the interests of our voters, first and foremost to bring down [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and the racist policy he is leading,” he tweets.

Mtanes Shihadeh, leader of the Balad faction of the Joint List, at an election campaign event, August 20, 2019. (Gili Yaari / Flash90)

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