Hanin Zoabi
Hanin ZoabiMiriam Alster/Flash 90

Is Joint List MK Hanin Zoabi on her way out of the Knesset?

Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) revealed this afternoon (Monday) that a Prime Minister backed initiative is being promoted to pass legislation that will facilitate the expulsion of Zoabi from the Knesset.

The Chairman explained that Likud leaders wish to enlist as broad a base of support as possible for the initiative, rather than push it through the Knesset against strong opposition. 

Bitan said that most of the Jewish parties have already pledged support, including opposition party Yesh Atid. He expressed hope that the support of the Zionist Union will also be obtained before long, so matters can go forward smoothly.

Zoabi was deemed to have crossed the line last Wednesday when she spoke of the need for "more flotillas" in order to break the IDF blockade on Gaza from the Knesset podium, causing a commotion involving several outraged MKs

The incident joins a long list of similar statements by Zoabi, who is known for her outspoken opposition to Zionism and open support for the Hamas terrorist group.