Danon has accused Zoabi of having undermined Israel for participating in what he called the "terror flotilla" – the Mavi Marmara ship to Gaza that the IDF intercepted in May 2010. Israeli sea commandos were met with armed men aboard the top deck, and subsequently killed nine Turkish citizens while trying to gain control of the ship.
"We will not allow the appropriation of democracy in order to hurt the state from within," Danon, the head of the World Likud organization, said in a statement Wednesday. "Zoabi used her immunity in order to support a terrorist struggle aimed at killing Israeli soldiers. There is no room for someone like this in Israel's Knesset – her place is in a jail."