Israeli Interior Minister, Elie Yishai, sent a letter to the Legal Councelor of the Israeli government, Yehuda Feinstein, recommending that he revokes citizenship rights of Arab MK, Hanin Zo’by, for participating in the Freedom Flotilla. Fundamentalists have called for her killing.He said that her participation is a “betrayal to the state”, and added that she “abused her parliamentarian immunity and joined a group of terrorists who sought to attack Israeli soldiers.”
Yishai went on to claim that betrayed the state of Israel and must be removed from the country.
The Interior Minister also described the participation in the humanitarian ships filled with essential supplies to Gaza as an act that “aims at harming the state of Israel.”
Last week, member of Knesset of the fundamentalist Yisrael Beiteinu Party, filed draft law that aims at granting Israeli courts the legal power to revoke the citizenship of any person who is found “guilty of spying, treason, and terrorism.”
The draft law was submitted by Member of Knesset David Rotem and was supported by government coalition members and Kadima party; Arab members of Knesset and Meretz Knesset members opposed the draft.
In related news, a group of fundamentalist Israelis created a group on the social networking site Facebook, demanding Israel deport or execute Zo’by for what the creators of the group called “betraying the state of Israel.”
Group creators also said that Zo’by “reminds them of the Pharaoh and Hitler.”
The National Democratic Assembly in Israel slammed the attack against Zo’by and the calls for killing her, and stated that threats made by Knesset members and extremists will not stop her from defending human rights and from breaking the illegal siege.
The Assembly added that threats against Zo’by and other Arab leaders are clear examples of extremism in the Israel and its leaders.
It saluted Turkey and its people for standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people living under illegal siege in Gaza and sent its condolences to the families of the victims.