Rapper Tamer Nafar urges Palestinians not to boycott Israel poll

Artist’s latest release encourages Israeli Arabs to turn out and oppose Netanyahu

Palestinian citizens of Israel – nearly a fifth of the population – are being urged to vote in an election that many have said they will boycott. Sections of the country’s largest minority have long refused to take part in national polls as a symbolic protest against Israel and its treatment of Palestinians.

In response, the rapper Tamer Nafar released a song last week that went viral online urging his community to use its voice at Tuesday’s ballot. “Either we vote or we end up being expelled,” he says.

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