Arab Israeli MP gets suspended sentence for police 'insult'

An Arab Israeli lawmaker known for her sharp criticism of Israeli policies has been given a six-month suspended sentence for insulting police officers, officials said on Sunday. The incident dates to July 2014, when Hanin Zoabi called two Arab Israeli police officers “traitors”. Zoabi is a member of the Balad party which is on the Joint List, a coalition of Arab Israeli parties in parliament.

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