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June 17, 2016 2:58 pm

Arab Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi to Take Part in Another Gaza Flotilla

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 Joint List MK Zoabi plans to participate in the “Women’s Boat to Gaza” flotilla. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Joint List MK Zoabi plans to participate in the “Women’s Boat to Gaza” flotilla. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Arab member of the Israeli Knesset Haneen Zoabi (Joint Arab List) is expected to participate in a women’s flotilla to the Gaza Strip in September, sources close to Zoabi told Israel Hayom.

Zoabi plans to participate in the “Women’s Boat to Gaza” flotilla to protest the maritime blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. In 2010, Zoabi took part in the Turkish flotilla that aimed to breach the Gaza blockade. She sailed aboard the Mavi Marmara ship, where after Turkish militants attacked Israeli commandos, nine of the Turks died in ensuing clashes. For many in Israel, this move called Zoabi’s loyalty to Israel into question. She has been a frequent harsh critic of the Israeli government; in April, she compared Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the Holocaust and refused to attend Israel’s national Holocaust memorial assembly.

Zoabi, who recently finished a four-month suspension from the Knesset for meeting terrorists’ families, could find herself embroiled in conflict once again with the Knesset Ethics Committee and face another suspension over her planned flotilla participation. The flotilla will include women activists of various leftist organizations, and European female parliamentarians may join them. Organizers are keeping the location from which the flotilla will set sail under wraps.

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  • judorebbe

    Is there any other Middle East nation in which a sworn enemy of the nation’s very survival, is allowed to serve in that nation’s Parliament ???

  • Go back to saudi arabia

    Go back to saudi arabia

  • F. Douer

    God bless her she deserve to be our prime minister she is very strong woman

  • SteveHC

    Let THIS “flotilla” boat sink.

  • Esther Noodelman

    Why is Israel allowing another flotilla by an Arab Knesset member who brought a disastrous dangerous flotilla the last time?
    Are we more concerned with what people will say than the safety of our people? First timeshame on youBut now.shame on US!!

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