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Danon: Zoabi to Blame for Israel-Arab Terror

Arab-Israeli MK Hanin Zoabi blamed for inciting to terrorism as Hizbullah cell uncovered inside Israel.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 8/8/2012, 2:04 PM

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MK Zoabi
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MK Danny Danon has accused MK Hanin Zoabi of bearing responsibility for Israeli-Arab terrorism. Danon called Wednesday for an investigation into the connection between Israel-Arab MKs’ support for terrorism and actual terrorism among Arab citizens of Israel.

His comments followed the revelation Wednesday that an Israeli-Arab terror cell working with Hizbullah had smuggled powerful explosives into Israel.

“MK Zoabi is to blame for the phenomenon of terrorism among Arabs in Israel,” Danon declared. “Her joining together with terrorists on the Marmara, and her ongoing statements in favor of terrorists and against Israel have laid the base among Israeli Arabs for legitimizing terrorist activity against Israel.”

“This kind of terrorism is the most dangerous,” he added.

Danon further criticized Zoabi, terming her “a fifth column” and “an anti-Israeli terror cell in the Israeli Knesset.” He called to oust her from Knesset immediately for encouraging terrorism against Israel.

MK Zoabi was condemned by much of the Knesset for participating in a 2010 attempt to violate Israel’s naval blockade of Hamas. Zoabi was aboard the ship Mavi Marmara, where IDF soldiers who boarded were violently attacked. A video clip indicates that she knew of the planned attack in advance.

Zoabi was later seen rubbing elbows with senior Hamas terrorists. She has also been criticized for anti-Israel speeches, such as one saying that Israel has “no right to a normal life” and a more recent address claiming that “the Israeli occupation” was behind the murder of Israelis in Bulgaria.

MK Danon has previously attempted to pass legislation expelling MKs who support terrorists, including Zoabi. He has also attempted to get Zoabi barred from running in the next elections.