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Radical Arab Knesset Member Appeals Suspension From Knesset Debates

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Arab-Israeli MK Haneen Zoabi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Arab-Israeli MK Haneen Zoabi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Times of Israel – The Israeli Arab Knesset member Hanin Zoabi petitioned the High Court of Justice on Tuesday against a Knesset Ethics Committee decision to ban her for six months from parliament debates because she declared that the Palestinian kidnappers of three Israeli teenagers were not terrorists.

Zoabi, a member of the Balad party, said in a statement that she was asking for the decision, made in July, to be annulled on the grounds that the committee had overstepped its authority in punishing an MK for expressing a political opinion that did not violate the ethical rules of the Knesset.

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