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New Photos of Zoabi with Marmara Terrorists

MK Danon says new pictures of MK Hanin Zoabi with Turkish terrorists could be her downfall.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 12/14/2012, 9:31 AM

Guards escort Zoabi out of the Knesse
Guards escort Zoabi out of the Knesse
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The bid to keep MK Hanin Zoabi out of the next Knesset is likely to succeed due in part to never-seen-before proof of her involvement in an attack on IDF soldiers, MK Danny Danon (Likud) told Arutz Sheva.

A video already released shows Zoabi knew in advance that Turkish men aboard the ship Mavi Marmara, which attempted to forcibly break the IDF naval blockade on Hamas, were planning to attack soldiers. Danon said that in addition to that, there are new photos “that the public has not seen” that he hopes will be revealed in court.

Zoabi was widely criticized for taking part in the attempt to open the sea to Hamas imports, but remained in Knesset. She also met with senior Hamas terrorists and said that Israel has “no right to a normal life.”

Danon said he believes the Central Elections Committee will vote to disqualify Zoabi from the elections, and hopes that this time, the Supreme Court will not intervene. “Before the Second Lebanon War, the Supreme Court overturned the Elections Committee’s decision to disqualify Azmi Bishara and Balad,” he noted.

“[The court] argued that it was just talk, not actions. In the end, we all remember his act of treason during the Second Lebanon War,” Danon said. Bishara was found to have given classified information to Hizbullah during the war. He has since fled the country.

“I am convinced that this time the court, too, will not oppose the disqualification of Zoabi, who is basically continuing in Bishara’s path,” he said. “She got on the Marmara and called for a  new Intifada, and to hurt the ‘occupation soldiers.’”

Danon said he has submitted a petition signed by 11,000 people calling for Zoabi to be banned from Knesset.