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        10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

      Likud MK Moves to Bar Arab MK from Knesset


      MK Ofir Akunis (Likud), the deputy head of the Elections Committee, has filed a request to bar MK Hanin Zoabi from running in the upcoming elections.

      There have been repeat attempts to bar Zoabi from Knesset due to her support for terrorism, including her participation in a 2010 attempt to forcibly break the naval blockade on Hamas, and her statement in July 2012 saying Israel is to blame for the murder of Israeli civilians in terrorist attacks.