Gantz celebrates surprise win after strong exit poll showing

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, perhaps the biggest surprise of the night, delivers a measured speech to supporters, saying that those who eulogized the party were premature.

“We chose to fight, and we will continue to struggle for our values and remain part of the national leadership,” he says.

Exit polls show the party getting as many as seven seats, after pre-election surveys had showed it not entering the Knesset.

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