At seven o’clock Tuesday morning, November 1st, 2022, the voting process began for the 25th Israeli Knesset elections, the fifth in less than four years.
The number of eligible voters in the Israeli elections reaches 6,788,804, 17% of whom belong to 1948 Palestinians who have the right to vote as this means more than one million Palestinian voters, while 40 lists are competing for 120 seats in the Knesset.
As a result, the Israeli occupation forces imposed a comprehensive closure on the Palestinian occupied territories, starting from last midnight.
Four Arab parties participate in three lists: the National Democratic Rally, the Arab League for Change, the Front, and the Joint List, which led to a decrease in the percentage of voting, according to opinion polls. This indicates that only 51% of the Arab community will participate in the voting process.
By this, Israel promotes for itself being a democratic state when allowing Arabs, who are a minority among the Israeli community, to participate in Israeli Knesset elections, while this come as formal requirements in order to have prosperous elections.
For the Israeli Kenesset elections being the fifth in less than four years reflects the inability of any of the Israeli parties to resolve the election results and achieve political stability.
This gives a very serious indication of an internal state of confusion alongside the Israelis and the widening of the political rift in Israeli society, in light of the great rise of the extreme right, which was shown by recent Israeli opinion polls.
Expectations rise that the Palestinian arena will witness more Israeli escalation against the Palestinians to attract electoral votes that will help win the elections and form the next Israeli government.
This in turn increases the possibility that the occupation will commit another crime against the Palestinian people during elections in order to compete with the Israeli right-wing camp headed by Netanyahu with his bloody hostile intentions against Palestinians.