Protesters curse Zoabi as 'traitor' and 'terrorist' as she arrives for police questioning By JPOST.COM STAFF
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Balad MK Haneen Zoabi was questioned by the Police's Lahav 433 Unit on Monday on suspicion of incitement and disgracing a public servant.
Zoabi had previously failed to appear for questioning last week. She is being questioned for an incident in which she allegedly incited against police and cursed them at the entrance to Nazareth Court last month.
In the incident in question, Zoabi allegedly called Israeli-Arab police officers “traitors” and told a protesting crowd to spit in their faces.
Upon arriving at the police headquarters in Lod for questioning on Monday, Zoabi was met by a group of right-wing protesters who called her a "traitor" and "terrorist."
MK Miri Regev (Likud) said that Zoabi had realized that if she did not show up for questioning this time, "she would be led to questioning in handcuffs."
Regev said that "the time has come to send the message that even members of Knesset are not above the law."
She accused Zoabi of "acting and inciting against the State of Israel and its soldiers." Regev added that Zoabi would not remain a member of Knesset much longer.
MK Danny Danon (Likud) referred to Zoabi's behavior as a "disgrace, that will come to an end when she is behind bars."
Danon charged that Zoabi was "a Hamas representative in the Knesset," and called for her to be prevented from leaving the country like former Balad MK Azmi Bishara. Bishara fled from Israel in 2007 after being questioned by police on allegations of treason.