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MK Haneen Zoabi

MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint Arab List) on Saturday held at a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York where she called on the Arabs of Judea and Samaria to join the protest of the residents of the Gaza Strip and to embark on similar “marches” to bring an end to the “occupation,” Ynet reported.

“We have to go out on popular rallies to remind the world of the siege,” she said, then explained why such rallies won’t work, saying: “We need millions of Palestinians to march to Jerusalem. But we can’t do it, because the Israelis would kill them.”


Which sounds hollow on a day when the world has learned about the murder of 150 civilians by the Syrian regime only a few hundred miles from the Israeli border. Zoabi also did not mention the IDF’s case that the majority of the 22 Gazans killed in two consecutive riots in six different spots along the border fence were engaged in violent attacks that used live fire and explosives.

Zoabi She called the demonstrations by residents of the Gaza Strip along the border with Israel a “peace march,” saying it was a “peaceful act of popular struggle,” stressing that this was their only way to free themselves from the “Israeli occupation.”

She omitted the fact that as of 2005 there is no Israeli, civilian or military, in Gaza, and that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is the result of the Hamas regime’s threats to annihilate the Jewish State. She also didn’t mention that Egypt, too, has a blockade on Gaza, for fear that Hamas would contribute to instability south of the border.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in response: “It is a disgrace that while IDF soldiers are pushing back attacks on the border, and the Israeli delegation to the UN is acting to block unilateral diplomatic moves, a Knesset member chooses to use her position to spread lies from the UN podium and to support a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and uses children as human shields.”