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Curses Exchanged at Zoabi Hearing

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Israeli Arab Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi has called for a third Palestinian Arab intifada. Photo: Screenshot.

Times of Israel – The High Court of Justice on Thursday convened to hear an appeal that challenged a contentious decision to bar Hanin Zoabi, a firebrand MK from the Arab Balad party, from participating in the forthcoming general elections

The petition against Zoabi, which was spearheaded by Likud MK Ofir Akunis, claimed that the parliamentarian had undermined the state and its institutions, including the IDF, by participating in the Mavi Marmara flotilla that tried to breach the Israeli-imposed maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

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