Liberman disses Hanin Zoabi for comments on Gaza op

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman says he will appeal to the Central Elections Committee to disqualify the Arab-Israeli Balad party from running in the next Knesset elections due to MK Hanin Zoabi’s recent comments about Operation Protective Edge.

Zoabi said in an interview with Al Jazeera that Israelis want a short campaign “because the Israeli home front cannot stand a protracted conflict.”

Israel is afraid of a ground invasion into Gaza, the controversial lawmaker said, adding that the “Palestinian resistance will not surrender.”

Following her comments, a Hamas spokesman, in an official statement, hailed Zoabi as a “Palestinian woman full of patriotism,” expressing the wish that some in the Palestinian Authority would follow her example, according to Liberman.

Members of Balad are “sworn enemies of Israel,” Liberman says, and don’t deserve to serve in the Knesset.

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