Labor's Gabbay declines Meretz's offer for joint run

Labor leader Avi Gabbay informed Meretz head Tamar Zandberg that his party will not team up with Meretz for the upcoming elections. 
Earlier Thursday Zandberg said she pursued a left-wing alliance to strengthen her base, but that Gabbay was not answering her phone calls. 
Gabbay said that a joint run would cost both parties seats and not improve their standing for the elections.