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Arab MK Zoabi in Violent Rage at PM’s Speech

MK Hanin Zoabi pushes Knesset guards as they escort her out after she rails against Prime Minister.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/13/2011, 7:21 PM / Last Update: 7/13/2011, 7:59 PM

MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) flew into an uncontrollable rage Wednesday during a Knesset speech by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu was answering Opposition members regarding a bill that regulates housing issues.

 
He noted that many leading members of Kadima had signed on to the original law before the party reversed itself on this issue. He also said that he expected Opposition parties to protest regarding other issues – such as the participation by MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) in the violent Gaza flotilla in 2010.
 
The remark threw Zoabi into a rage. While most of what she said was not sufficiently clear for the microphones to pick up, she was visibly distraught and pushed a Knesset guard who was escorting her out (2:27 on video).
 
She approached a microphone and said to the Prime Minister: “Stand me against a wall and have the soldiers from the flotilla shoot me!”
 
MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) shouted “Jezebel!” at Zoabi as she was taken outside. 
 
For Zouabi's flotilla involvement, see http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139057 .

Zoabi pushes guard (screenshot).