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  7/28/2014, Av 1, 5774

Ass't A-G: No Charges to be Brought Against Zoabi


As a follow-up to Friday's approval of Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to launch an investigation into MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), Assistant Attorney-General, Raz Nizri this afternoon (Monday) announced to the Knesset Ministry of the Interior that they did not feel MK Zoabi's words or actions warranted charges to brought against her.

"After reviewing the situation, on the one hand, she (Zoabi) said that she did not view the kidnapers as a terrorist organization, but on the other hand she had always disagreed with the kidnapping, so it would appear that this can not be viewed as an incitement to violence," Nizri said.

MK Zoabi, however, will be questioned on suspicion of incitement to violence and insulting a public official due insults she made against police officers at a demonstration.