Abdel Rahman Zuabi, the first Israeli-Arab to be appointed as a Supreme Court Justice, died on Sunday at age 82.
Zuabi was born in Sulam, which is a village near Afula, on November 19, 1932.
Not only was Zuabi the first Israel-Arab supreme Court Judge, but he was also Tel Aviv University’s first Arab graduate from its School of Law of Economics. He was a classmate of Moshe Dayan.
From 1996-2002, Zuabi served as deputy chief of the Nazareth district court.
Zuabi always stressed that he was a proud citizen of the state of Israel.