Joint List counsels patience until votes counted

Amid the euphoria of being projected to get nine seats despite the loss of Ra’am, Joint List politicians warn their constituents that the results are not yet final.

Balad chief Sami Abou Shehadeh tells Arab voters to hold their breath as “the vote is likely to shift one way or the other in the coming hours.”

Joint List politician Sami Abou Shehada speaks to supporters while surrounded by other party colleagues at a post-election event on March 23, 2021. (Aaron Boxerman/Times of Israel)

“For the last two hours, there was an outpouring of voters to the polls. But at the same time, it’s clear there was a substantial decline in the Arab vote,” says Ta’al MK Osama Saadi.