The Joint List election event erupts in cheers as the coalition of Arab parties takes nine seats in the Channel 12 exit poll.
Another roar rips through the crowd as Ra’am fails to pass the election threshold, per the exit poll.
“9-0! 9-0!” some activists cheer.
Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh thanks his voters for turning out. While the Joint List is predicted to drop from 15 to 9 seats, a further drop had been anticipated.
“We will remain a thorn in the side of Netanyahu and his partners,” Odeh says.
Odeh says it is still unclear whether Ra’am will enter the Knesset.
“You are our people, no matter what happens. We are one people,” Odeh says.