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June 29, 2014 2:16 pm

The Bewildering Zoabi Family – Where Hatred and Love for Israel Abound (AUDIO)

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Arab-Israeli MK Haneen Zoabi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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.

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“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:

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  • Lynne T

    Whether or not the murderers were operating on their own or under Hamas orders, Hamas did have control over the area from whence the rockets that hit the paint factory in southern Israel and have been proven responsible for countless other acts of terror. Hannan Zoabi’s biggest grievance is that Israel’s remarkable society stands in such stark contrast to the social order that she would inflict on the entire region.

  • good for you mohhamad,kol ha kavod,but watch your back now that you have said this!

  • Wm. J. Levy

    When I lived in Israel 1969-1981 Nazareth was a majority Christian village until the Muslims began forcing them out.

    When I lived in Israel the Arabs weren’t 20% of the population as they are now. Israel is paying for its own destruction as the Arab population continues to grow all paid for by the State and the Jews.

    One day it won’t be 20% but 50% or more and they will take over democratic Israel as Hamas took over Gaza.

    Israel is cutting her own throat by trying to accommodate everyone. It doesn’t work and it never worked.

    The WSJ just had an article about Gaza where a cleaner in the Foreign Ministry has 14 children and he’s only 46 years old. How many children do the Jews have not counting the Herudim who can’t fight or defend the state?

    This situation is not getting better with all the turmoil in Gaza,Syria, Iraq and the other Arab states.

    Israel only gets one chance to make it right.

  • shoshana

    sorry for the writing mistakes

  • Look, if Mohammad Zoabi wants an “adopted” Jewish mother, well, I would consider it an honor, but I do expect high academic standards…ask my sons if it’s worth it!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Bernard Ross

    hope they put her in jail and give her a good beating.

  • Andrew

    Kick the bad ones out and support the few good ones.

    • Mohamed

      The majority love Israel even in Egypt. The hateful are the few ones. Muslim Brotherhood is the source of those evils and it should be eliminated. What is not clear to me is whether the recent government in Egypt is doing good, as they claim, for the accord with Israel or not. I hope that there is continuous normalization between Egypt and Israel. I also hope that the Coptics will be always safe from the hands of Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood should be the subject because they founded Al Qaeda and Hamas,…etc.

  • Eric R.

    It obviously can’t be all that bad for Haneen Zoabi if she has chosen to stay in Israel and not join her Pali brethren in the promised land of Gaza.

    • shoshana

      of course’ in Israel she can say peactically enything, but if she ever went to any other arab country in the middle east first of all she couldn’t be dressed as she usually does, in trousers and shirt and uncovered head. an she could not go around freely unless there is a man around a husband a father or a brother.
      she fully enjoys the israeli democratic systhem, and full equality to the women. We know that most israeli arabs do not feel like she does, nor do they act like her. In frensh we say: ils savent de quel cote leur pain est beurre= they know wich side of their bread is with butter.

  • IF THE ARABS INVESTIGATED PROPERLY THEY WOULD *KNOW* THEY THE ATRABS WERE AND ARE THE INVADERS, THEY ARE NOT INDIGENOUS TO THE LAND ISRAEL. THEY CAME A SHORT TIME COMPARED TO THE TIME ISRAEL AND ROMANS AND NUMEROUS OTHERS CAME INVADING ISRAEL AND THAT LAND.

    ARABS SHOULD GO TO THEIR ORIGINAL HOMELAND.
    I FULLY SUPPORT THAT
    SOTHERN SYRIA AND EGYPT.
    *NOT* JORDAN WHICH WILL BE RETURNED ”BACK” TO ISRAEL

    • shoshana

      this is an impossible dream

  • Emanuel

    I don’t know about Nasrin but I do not think the war on drugs in Israel should be used for discrimination as it has always been in the US. I think Haneen should be stripped and punished but they should protect Mohammed and help him get whatever he wants period. I would be in favor of a tougher sentence for assaulting the police officer.

    • shoshana

      the police actions against drugs in Israel covers the TOTAL population. It Hanin Zouabi had som grass in her home it was perfectly legal to search her house

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