Court postpones Zoabi flotilla petition decision

June 5, 2012 11:57


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The High Court of Appeals on Tuesday postponed a decision on Balad MK Haneen Zoabi's petition decrying the Knesset sanctioning her participation in the Mavi Marmara flotilla, Israel Radio reported.

Last July, the Knesset Ethics Committee punished Zoabi for participating in the Gaza flotilla, forbidding her to take part in all Knesset discussions until the end of the summer session – a decision Zoabi called “the decision of an automatic right-wing, racist majority.”

The court, convened with the presence of seven judges, completed its hearing on the matter before postponing its decision. Knesset Legal Advisor Eyal Yinon said during the hearing that the Knesset sanctions were proportionate and did not cause Zoabi significant harm.

Following the hearing, Zoabi said that the flotilla was legal and humanitarian, and that she would participate in similar flotillas should they occur in the future.

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