To Spite Your Face: Arabs Boycott Yerushalayim Municipal Elections


yerushalayimAs Israelis prepare to cast their ballots in municipal elections next week, tens of thousands of eligible Arab voters in Yerushalayim will once again boycott the democratic process at the urging of the PLO.

The boycott has severely harmed the interests of the Arab residents, who have been denied the chance to have representatives on the municipal council who would fight for better services and the improvement of their living conditions.

Arabs make up 25-30% of the city’s eligible voters, which means that they could have 7-8 representatives in the 31-seat municipal council.

The boycott has denied Arabs the opportunity to be directly involved in the planning of their neighborhoods.

{ Israel News Bureau}