Odeh blames Joint List rupture for weak results

Joint List head Ayman Odeh, who saw his party lose scads of support amid low turnout, blames the fact that one of the constituent factions peeled off to run solo for the poor showing.

“The takeaway is clear, when we are united, we’re stronger and when we are divided, we are weaker,” he is quoted saying by Ynet.

Joint List party leader Ayman Odeh casts his ballot at a voting station in Haifa during the Knesset elections, March 23, 2021. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)

The Joint List is projected to get only six seats, while Ra’am, which split off is set to win four or five seats. In the last election, the united Joint List won a record 15 seats amid sky-high turnout.

“We tried to stay united, but we didn’t succeed. Despite that, I congratulate Ra’am and the Joint List, we have to respect the results. We are all victims of racism and discrimination.”