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Liberman: ‘Haredim rushing to polls’; UTJ head: ‘We’ll erase this anti-Semite’s smile’

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (L) and United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni at a Knesset Finance Committee meeting on December 6, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (L) and United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni at a Knesset Finance Committee meeting on December 6, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

United Torah Judaism party leader Moshe Gafni responds to Yisrael Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman, who has been repeating a message that ultra-Orthodox Israelis are “rushing to the polling stations,” mimicking a controversial tactic employed in 2015 by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against Arabs.

Gafni says: “We will today erase the smile of this anti-Semite.”

Meanwhile, the Haredi parties report a lower turnout than in the previous elections, similar to the current trend in the general public. In Hasidic areas, they estimate turnout to be 3% lower than last year.

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