The Bewildering Zoabi Family – Where Hatred and Love for Israel Abound (AUDIO)
A relative of firebrand Israeli Arab Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi is awaiting trial in southern Eilat for kicking and harassing a policeman during a drug raid of her home, during which, among other things, she called him a “stinking Jew,” and a “Nazi.”
“You sonofab***h, stinking Jew occupier – this is my home, and I’ll do whatever I want,” Nasrin Zoabi told officers, according to the local ErevErev website.
“You don’t know who you’re dealing with, you Nazi,” she shouted, as police searched for illegal substances.
“May your whole family die, you stinking occupier! This land belongs to us and not the Jew sons of b***hes,” she was quoted as telling police during a search for hashish in her residence.
The officers found close to a kilo of the drug on the premises, according to the report, which she, and a man who was at the house tried to hide.
The Nazareth-based Zoabi clan’s family fissures highlight a complex, and often contradictory political identity of 20 percent of Israel’s 8 million residents.
In recent weeks, lawmakers have called for stripping immunity from her relative, Balad party Knesset Member, Haneen Zoabi, for her verbal support for terror organization Hamas, and saying that the Islamic group were not terrorists, despite being accused of kidnapping three Israeli Jewish teens on June 12th.
The trio, Eyal Yifrach, 19, Naftali Frankel, 16, and Gilad Shaar, 16, were abducted as they left their yeshiva high school south of Bethlehem, and the largest manhunt in Israeli history has, publicly, at least, found no sign of their whereabouts, or their captors.
Meanwhile, a cousin, 17-year-old Mohammed Zoabi, recently solidly backed Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeling Hamas responsible for the kidnapping, and even wrapped himself in an Israeli flag proclaiming his staunch support for Israel in a YouTube video clip.
That is, until he went into hiding when opposing clan members tried to abduct him for his pro-Zionistic stance.
“Three members of a Nazareth family were arrested on suspicion of threatening to harm a son from the family, 17, after he showed solidarity for the three kidnapped youths in a movie uploaded to a social network,” a police statement read.
Responding to subsequent criticism from the MK, Mohammed Zoabi, in a radio interview last week, said, “Please, you have 22 Arab options, the world has 22 Arab countries, so you don’t really have to live in Israel if you dislike Israel, sweetie.”
“Haneen Zoabi, shame on you, you are the biggest traitor Israel has ever seen,” he concluded.
To complicate matters, the three Zoabis are related to former Nazareth Mayor Seif el-Din el-Zoubi, who was also a Knesset member and was active fighting for Israel’s independence in the Haganah. He later received the Fighter of the State Decoration. One time Deputy Health Minister, Abd el-Aziz el-Zoubi – who was the first Arab member of an Israeli government, was also a relative.
Listen to Mohammed Zoabi’s recent radio interview below: