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  6/17/2014, Sivan 19, 5774

MKs Seek Legal Action Against Hanin Zoabi


Efforts to expel MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset escalate after remarks were made justifying the kidnapping of three yeshiva students. Culture Minister Limor Livnat (Likud) announced that she intends to turn today to the Attorney General demanding an investigation into Zoabi, a spokesperson for Livnat stated, and whether her remarks justifying the kidnapping of the three yeshiva students can be classified as an offense under Section 144 of the Penal Code against "incitement to violence of terror." 

MKs Shimon Ohayon and Orly Levy-Abekasis (Yisrael Beytenu) have also sought legal action against Zoabi, and filed a complaint with the Knesset Ethics Committee Tuesday afternoon over her remarks.