Knesset committee: Strip Arab lawmaker’s privileges


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Knesset committee has recommended revoking some privileges of an Arab-Israeli lawmaker who participated in the Gaza flotilla.

The Knesset House Committee on Monday recommended stripping Hanin Zoabi of the Balad Party of three key privileges, including freedom to exit the country, carrying a diplomatic passport and having the Knesset cover litigation fees if she is taken to court.

The recommendation, which came in a 7 to 1 vote, must be approved by the full Knesset. Arab lawmakers boycotted the committee’s discussion.

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