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Israel Election: Netanyahu Claims 'Biggest Win' Amid Vote Count

Ammar Awad/Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's general election, with early results putting him ahead of main rival Benny Gantz, BBC repoerts.

Exit polls suggest his right-wing bloc is on course to win 59 seats to become the biggest group but still short of a majority by two seats.

Nevertheless, Mr Netanyahu declared the outcome "the biggest win of my life".

Monday's election was Israel's third in less than a year, after neither leader was able to form a government.

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