The Arabs48 news website revealed that Arab Member of the Israeli Knesset, (MK) Hanin Zoabi, filed a lawsuit Monday against Israeli MK of the Likud Party, Danny Dannon, accusing him of incitement against her under the pretext that she “supports terrorism”.Dannon claims that by participating in the Freedom Flotilla to break the illegal Israeli siege on Gaza, Zoabi “became involved in terrorism”.
Zoabi, of the National Democratic Assembly, said that the accusations of Danon are part of the current racist political system in Israel, and added that Dannon’s accusations “are a threat to her personal security and to her life”.
She further stated that just by demanding to prevent her from running in the elections, Dannon is violating her freedom of expression, and freedom of political options and actions, and added that “Dannon is violating the very basic principles of democracy”, as he demanding her removal from any political position because of her political beliefs, and the political agenda of the National Democratic Party she represents at the Knesset.
“We are not only facing racism coming from Dannon, we are facing a racist system, racist to the core”, the Arab MK further stated. “People like Dannon cannot understand that the Palestinians are struggling for their freedom, for their dignity, and for their independence”.
“I did not participate in the Freedom Flotilla to represent myself, I represented the entire Palestinian population, every proud Palestinian man and woman”, she added. “Dannon and people like him are not only putting Zoabi on trial, they are prosecuting an entire population that support Zoabi, a nation that knows Zoabi represents them”.
“If I am accused of exposing the contradiction between the Jewish identity of the state and democracy, then prosecuting me is a proof of this contradiction”, she concluded.
Dannon, the head of the international wing of the Likud Party, collected signatures for an “appeal” addressed to the Central Elections Committee in the country, demanding that it bar Zoabi from running in the upcoming Knesset elections.
Dannon distributed a letter stating that the basic Knesset law prevents those “who support a terrorist group, or support a struggle against Israel, should not be allowed to run in the elections”.
He claimed that Zoabi “crossed 18 Red Lines, that nobody ever crossed”, and added that “Zoabi’s words and deeds proved that she supports armed struggle against Israel”.
Dannon further claimed that by participating in the Freedom Flotilla in May 2010, “Zoabi adopted is a clear call for launching an Intifada against Israel, and a call for terrorism activities against the country”.
It is worth mentioning that several extremist Israeli MK’s are demanding that the National Democratic Assembly are prevented from running in coming elections.
The Assembly previously stated “that it is ready, and will challenge this racist and hostile campaign that targets democracy”, and added that it “will remain steadfast in opposing the occupation, racism and fascism”.
“Targeting our party, and trying to remove us from the political system proves that Fascism rules Israel”, the Assembly said, “Such violations are a proof that Israel’s political system is racist, a system that allows fascism to overrule democracy”.
Israel’s piracy against the Freedom Flotilla, in international waters, while heading to Gaza to deliver medical and humanitarian supplies, led to the death of nine Turkish activists and dozens were injured before the army towed the ships to the Ashdod Port.