MK Zoabi's plea deal for 'disgracing public servant' - probation and fine

February 7, 2016 10:05


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MK Haneen Zoabi [Joint List] cut a plea bargain of six months of probation and a fine of NIS 3000 at the Nazareth Magistrate's Court on Sunday for the crime of "disgracing a public servant."

Initially, Zoabi was to be charged with incitement for telling a crowd of protesters in 2014 that Israeli Arabs who work for government security forces “should be scared of us,” but those charges were subsequently dropped.

The charges for disgracing a public servant relate to comments she made at a protest during a July 6 hearing at a Nazareth court. A statement said Zoabi 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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