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Marzel to be stationed in Umm al-Fahm for elections
National Union appoints extreme rightist as chairman of polling station in Arab city on Election Day. Marzel promises to 'ensure there is no tampering' while extra police forces to be stationed in city to prevent clashes between rightist, residents

Extreme rightist Baruch Marzel who plans to march in Umm al-Fahm with hundreds of activists in the coming months will make an appearance in the Arab city even sooner - on election day as the National Union party's polling station committee chairman.

 

The National Union is composed of four factions, Hatikva, Tkuma, Moledet and Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (Our land of Israel). As part of an inter-faction agreement, Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (Our Land of Israel), Marzel's party, was appointed a polling station in an Umm al-Fahm school.

 

Marzel told Ynet, "I will try to do the best of work. At an Elections Committee conference they explained to us that the chairman's role is to prevent tapmering, to maintain the purity of the elections and to ensure that the values of democracy and the rule of law are upheld in full."

 

Marzel added, "I promise to be very attentive and ensure there is no tampering in the city and that the National Union's votes in the city are counted and calculated without any external manipulation."

 

Police will be on high alert ahead of general elections in order to prevent any attempted terror attacks.

 

The police will also work to prevent any tampering with votes, and a significant number of officers will have to be placed in Umm al-Fahm to avoid any clashes between Marzel and the residents of the city.

 

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