Ben Gvir parties as polls show Zionism party gains

STORY: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared well placed to return to power as exit polls following Tuesday's (November 1) election showed his right-wing bloc heading for a narrow majority lifted by a strong showing from his far-right allies.

Firebrand West Bank settler Ben Gvir danced and cheered as polls showed his ultra-nationalist Religious Zionism list was now poised to be the third-largest party in parliament.

"The time has come that we go back to being in charge of our country!" He told his supporters.

A final result is not expected until later in the week, and wrangling broke out immediately with Netanyahu's Likud party warning of possible attempts to falsify the results.