Michael Puah of the campaign staff of Moshe Feiglin, leader of the Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction in the Likud party, rejected, Friday, a claim made by party chairman Binyamin Netanyahu on the Knesset television channel that Feiglin voters were a foreign body that was trying to take over the Likud. Netanyahu also claimed that most of them did not take part in the general election to Knesset.
Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Puah said, "It's a bit sad that the prime minister has not absorbed the election results, which showed a quarter of the Likud voted Feiglin. These are not [just] residents of Judea and Samaria. More than 12 thousand people inside what they call the Green Line voted Feiglin." He said the data show that among the people of Judea and Samaria, Likud voter turnout was high in the last election, adding, "I should say that after the behavior of the Prime Minister in the last election, when he used non-democratic exercises to throw Feiglin from the [electable] list, then it is clear that there were those who were fed up and voted for the Likud." Puah hoped his faction's claims of election fraud would bear fruit.