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Racist Arab former MK Haneen Zoabi: inventor of fake quote about Naftali Bennett

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Submitted by Hananya (United States), Jun 16, 2021 at 19:23

Anti-Israel model reposts debunked 'proud Arab killer' quote attributed to Bennett] Janglo. July 15, 2021

During a speech in which she said that ISIS were not terrorists, Zoabi attempted to equivocate Islamic "militant groups" with Israeli military actions.

Setting her sights on Bennett, she brought up the fact that he had served in an elite unit in the IDF and claimed that he was proud of killing Arabs.

"We have here ministers and Knesset members who are proud they've killed! The Education Minister [then Bennett] said, 'in my time...I've killed Arabs,'" Zoabi said, referencing a quote that was widely circulated in Arab media.

The quote alleged that Bennett said, "I've killed many Arabs in my life, and I'm proud of it" or an alternative version,"I've killed many Arabs, and I have no problem with that."

Bennett took to the podium directly after Zoabi to correct her. "I never said that," Bennett said.

"What I actually said was that within the framework of my army service, we killed a lot of terrorists, and that's a good thing, and it's a shame that we didn't kill more terrorists, because anyone who tries to hurt the State of Israel should die."

But the debunked Bennett quote is not the first time Hadid has published a fake quote attributed to an Israel politician.
https://www.janglo.net/item/JSmRoObVwuc

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Lieberman Slams Zoabi: Her Hatred is Intolerable

INN, Feb 28, 2012.
"I haven't seen so much hatred for the Jewish people..."

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153230

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Arab MK Zoabi Says IDF 'Worse than' ISIS

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu, INN, October 20, 2014.
"Not to be totally outdone by Zoabi's love for hate, another one of her Balad party colleagues, MK Basel Ghattas, chimed in on Army Radio Monday to say that there is a big difference between the Israeli army and the Islamic State, which "unlike the IDF, has not committed crimes against humanity.
Zoabi, a resident of Nazareth in the Galilee, is the same cheerleader for terror who was on the IHH terrorists' Mavi Mamara ship aimed at breaking the maritime embargo on Hamas.
She previously has used the Knesset podium to call Israel a Nazi state, reject Israel as a Jewish state, a basic part of the Balad party's platform, and to dismiss the Iranian nuclear threat simply as one of "potential." She also has sung the Palestinian anthem at a Hamas rally.
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/arab-mk-zoabi-compares-israel-with-isis/2014/10/20/

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Netanyahu Orders AG to Probe MK Zoabi on Criminal Incitement to Violence

INN, Oct 11, 2015.
"... against MK Haneen Zoabi (Joint Arab List) over incitement for attacks on Israeli civilians.
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/netanyahu-orders-ag-to-probe-mk-zoabi-on-criminal-incitement-to-violence/2015/10/11/%3Ffb_comment_id%3D1061170360574148_1061190500572134

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Zoabi refuses to participate in Holocaust Day

Tova Dvorin, INN, Apr 20, 2016. "Arab MK claims Holocaust education has provided the justification for 'injustices' against Palestinians, and Israel is 1930s Germany.[
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/211199

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Ethics Committee report reveals Hamas TV funded MK Zoabi's Jordan trip.
JPost, Dec 13, 2016. ... Anti- Defamation League, Hamas uses Al-Quds TV "to spread its messages promoting terrorism and hatred of Jews
https://m.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/ethics-committee-report-reveals-hamas-tv-funded-mk-zoabis-jordan-trip-475248/amp

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ADL Condemns Israeli Knesset Member's "Despicable Comparison" of Kristallnacht to Current Situation in Israel.

New York, NY, November 9, 2015 ...
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned Israel Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi of the Arab Joint List Party for comparing the current situation in Israel to the period of Kristallnacht, the mass pogrom against Jews and Jewish businesses in Germany and Austria in November 1938.
https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/adl-condemns-israeli-knesset-members-despicable-comparison-of-kristallnacht-to

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Letter, JPost, July 3, 2016.
"Zoabi's words and gestures manifest the contempt with which she holds the Knesset and its members. Watching her posturing, her finger-wagging and the shocking hatred in her eyes made my blood boil like lava.
https://m.jpost.com/opinion/zoabis-words-459314 Zoabi's words

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MKs blame Zoabi for terrorist attack that killed 13-year-old girl
Lahav Harkov, JPost, June 30, 2016.

The Ethics Committee received more than 100 complaints, a record number, against Zoabi following her statements, most of which are from concerned citizens. In the past, the committee has suspended Zoabi from all Knesset activity except voting for periods of several months for repeatedly inciting terrorism. Yisrael Beytenu faction chairman Robert Ilatov said the "display of incitement and hatred we saw yesterday on the Knesset's stage already has shocking ramifications: A young woman was murdered in her bed, while she was asleep."
https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/mks-blame-zoabi-for-terrorist-attack-that-killed-13-year-old-girl-459151

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Arab MK: Jews have no right to self-determination
INN, Oct 13, 2017.
" Arab MK Hanin Zoabi compares Israel to Germany in the 1930s, says Israel should grant right of return to Arabs - but not Jews.
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/236655

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Watch: Arab MK Removed from Podium for Calling IDF Soldiers Murderers.
INN, Jun 6, 2018
" ... Levin (Likud) responded, saying: "We witnessed another hate speech...
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/israeli-arabs/watch-arab-mk-removed-from-podium-for-calling-idf-soldiers-murderers/2018/06/06/

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After a tumultuous tenure of a decade: Hanin Zoabi announced her resignation from the Knesset Arik Bender, Maariv, Jan 5, 2019.

"This is further proof we cannot let this supporter of terrorism in serve in the Knesset," Ilatov said.
The most memorable incident from the Knesset member, which also brought Zoabi to the public's consciousness for the first time in Israel, was Zoabi's participation in May 2010 in the IHH sponsored "Marmara" flotilla to Gaza of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists from around the world. The flotilla ended in a violent confrontation between some of the operatives on the ship "Maui Marmara", which also had Zoabi on it, and a force of the 13th Fleet that took control of the ship.
In 2014, Zoabi was suspended from the Knesset for a period of six months following a number of incidents and statements. Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein wrote in a complaint against her that Zoabi had published an article in which she encouraged Palestinians to "declare popular opposition and lay siege to Israel instead of negotiating with it." He also wrote that she said of the kidnappers of the three boys Gil-ad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach: "They are not terrorists, they are forced to use these means." Edelstein also mentioned Zoabi's confrontation with police in a demonstration against the IDF held in Haifa.
https://m.maariv.co.il/news/politics/Article-678751

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