There is growing tension between the Labor-Hatnua list, officially known as The Zionist Camp, and the Arab sector in Israel.
Dozens of people protested Saturday against the visit by party leaders Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni – as well as the Arab candidate on the list, Zuhair Bahalul – at Umm al-Fahm, in north central Israel. Six were arrested in scuffles with police.
The protesters are from the radical movements Ibna Albalad and Kifah, which have announced they intend to boycott the elections for ideological reasons.
Channel 2 reported that the protesters were carrying PLO flags and shouting “murderers” at Labor-Hatnua MKs, as well as “how many children have you murdered in Gaza by now?”
Some shouted at them: “You will not sully the land of our villages with your presence.”
They explained that they are angry at the party's attempts to woo Arab votes.