Yogev urges Zoabi to 'go to Syria' in angry debate

Education Committee devolves into pandemonium after radical Arab MK accuses IDF of 'murdering Palestinian children.'

Cynthia Blank,

Hanin Zoabi
Hanin Zoabi
Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Mayehm broke out at a Knesset Education Committee meeting Wednesday after MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint List) accused Israeli soldiers of "murdering Palestinian children."

"There is an army here pursuing the Palestinian youth, an army that kills people. They are putting Palestinians on trial in the field and killing them," Zoabi charged during a discussion of incitement within the Palestinian Authority's education system. 

She was likely referring to Palestinian Arab terrorists who are eliminated by Israeli security forces in the midst of or moments after perpetrating a terror attack - which the PA has referred to as "executions."

"We must put an end to the dispossession and occupation," Zoabi ranted. "That is the real terror - murdering Palestinian children, shooting them straight in the head. For this, [Israeli will be] prosecuted by the International Criminal Court at The Hague."

At that point, committee chairman and United Torah Judaism MK Yaakov Margi burst in, asking Zoabi "was an 'I' (for the IDF - ed.) written on the knives they used to stab Israeli civilians?"

The radical Arab MK dismissed Margi's question, charging: "How many Palestinians have been killed in the last two weeks?"

She was eventually kicked out of the meeting after refusing to apologize - not before prompting laughter from the audience as she paused to retrieve her cell phone charger. 

MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), sitting near Zoabi at that moment, turned to her and snickered: "In Syria, there are no chargers."

Margi tried to silence the Jewish Home MK, who continued by urging Zoabi to "go to Syria - you'll get your charger there."




top