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  11/5/2012, Cheshvan 20, 5773

Zoabi Files Complaint Against Danon Petition


Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi (Balad-National Democratic Assembly) filed a complaint with the Attorney General, Monday, against a petition by Knesset member Danny Danon (Likud), which is part of his campaign to prevent her from running for re-election. Danon's campaign is based on Zoabi's support for terrorists, including her participation in 2010 attempt by the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara to break the naval blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. Israeli commandos who boarded the ship were attacked, abducted and wounded before they were able to turn the tables, resulting in the deaths of nine Turkish citizens.

Zoabi's complaint says the Danon petition constitutes illegal incitement which harms her democratic right to be elected. Danon said Zoabi is "a terrorist disguised as a Member of Knesset and enjoys the immunity of democracy in order to harm it from within." The Hamas Website welcomed the complaint, prompting Danon to say Zoabi should be ousted immediately.