A fourth of some 60,000 membership forms received in Labor's membership drive came from the Arab and Druse sectors, including many people who had no idea that someone signed them up to the party, Channel 2 reported Tuesday night.
The report cited several Arab or Druse towns in which the number of new Labor members by far exceeded the amount of Labor voters in the town. For instance, in Hura, there are 136 Labor members but only six people who voted for the party.
MK Amir Peretz won the drive, signing up more than 20,000 members. The report said that Peretz's hometown Sderot had 1000 new members, more than any city other than Tel Aviv.
Thousands of people who joined Labor in the drive are illegally members of two parties and some are members of three.