The Knesset held a hearing on a petition to deny Member of Knesset Haneen Zouabi (Balad Party) some of her diplomatic rights. The petition was submitted due to MK Zouabi's participating in the flotilla to Gaza, meeting with Hamas leaders, and several other incidents of incitement.
Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely (Likud Party) called for MK Zouabi to be admonished for her behavior. MK Hotovely also filed a bill that would allow the Knesset to reject any MK who supports terrorism or armed struggle against Israel.
MK Zouabi is Israel's first Arabic female Member of Knesset. MK Hotovely is the Knesset's youngest MK.