She met with Hamas affiliates, she participated in the flotilla to Gaza, and she publicly bashed Israel and sympathized with the Gaza government and the Palestinian Authority. Now she will be banned from running in the upcoming Knesset elections. Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi is Israel's first and only female Arab MK. Her party, Balad will still be eligible. The Election Committee passed the vote to disqualify her after a tense meeting on Wednesday late afternoon.