The Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman yesterday called for Arab Member of the Knesset Haneen Zoabi to be dismissed from her post.
In a post on Twitter, Lieberman described Zoabi as a “terrorist” who “promotes terror” against Israeli occupation forces.
Lieberman wrote: “The terrorist Haneen Zoabi is in the Knesset and promotes terror against IDF [Israeli] soldiers and citizens of Israel.”
He urged his followers to write to his fellow MKs to urge them to support expelling Zoabi from her post.
On Sunday, the head of the joint list, Ayman Odeh, said he was “firmly standing by MP Haneen Zoabi,” and asserted that “in a natural situation in a normal state, the signatories must be removed from parliament because they support the occupation of another people and because they want the state for one people, although the homeland belongs to its original people, who are still clinging to it, after Israel deported most of them.”
Odeh said that “Zoabi’s positions are at the heart of the humanitarian situation that calls for ending the occupation and resolving the issue of refugees according to the international legitimacy, most notably law 194, and the national and civil equality of the Arab citizens, all of which are positions at the top of moderation and human and natural logic, unlike the signatories’ positions that are part of the fascist thought that prevailed in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.”