Balad MK Haneen Zoabi issued a complaint to Northern District Police on Thursday, accusing Likud MK Danny Danon of incitement for an animated campaign video in which he is depicted as an Old West sheriff locking up the criminal Zoabi.
In the YouTube clip for Danon, who is running against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the December 31 Likud primary election, Zoabi is called a supporter of Israeli killers and mocked for sailing on the Mavi Marmara – all to the tune of the 19th-century American minstrel song “Oh Susanna,” which becomes “Oh Zoabi” in the video.
Danon kicks Zoabi to the ground through the doors of a saloon and is portrayed as “the real right wing” who will “bring the old Likud back.”
Danon said in response to Zoabi’s police complaint: “A person who serves as the Hamas representative in the Knesset should be sitting in jail and not preaching on the subject of incitement and freedom of expression.”
He added: “Israeli citizens remember well the captain of the incitement against Israel... taking part in the terror flotilla to Gaza and they remember her comments that the kidnappers of the three Israeli teens [last June] were not terrorists.”