After deal, Attorney General announces charge against MK Zoabi

As part of the deal Zoabi sent a letter of apology to police officers that she called traitors.

December 21, 2015 19:23
Haneen Zoabi

Haneen Zoabi speaks at Central Elections Committee hearing to ban her from running for Knesset. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein sent a letter to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Monday informing him of the charge to be brought against Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi under a deal recently reached between the controversial lawmaker and the state prosecution.

Zoabi is being charged with disgracing a public servant, due to comments she made at a protest during a July 6 hearing at a Nazareth court. She had called Israeli-Arab police officers “traitors,” implied threats against them, and told a protesting crowd to spit in their faces.

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Under the deal, Zoabi will not be charged with incitement for this incident.

As a part of the deal, Zoabi sent a letter of apology to the officers.

“My comments were made solely due to the stormy emotional state that I was in. What I said does not represent my style or the way I operate and I had no intention to harm anyone. I am sorry for what I said and I apologize to those that I harmed,” Zoabi wrote.

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