Zoabi refuses Knesset bodyguards despite death threats

July 11, 2016 12:17

MK Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) effectively refused personal protection from Knesset security, even though she has received death threats that the police found to be credible.

According to sources in the Knesset, Zoabi refused to give her schedule to Knesset Security Office Yosef Griff, preventing him from assigning bodyguards to protect her.

A week and a half ago, Zoabi called IDF soldiers "murderers" during a speech in the Knesset, sparking a near-brawl in the plenum. Since then, she has received death threats, and the police determined have reached "level three," meaning she requires more security.

Zoabi declined to comment.

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