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Balad MK Zoabi: Israel responsible for terrorism, war crimes

June 19, 2014 12:23

Balad MK Haneen Zoabi told a Gaza-based news site on Thursday that Israel is chiefly responsible for “terrorism and war crimes” in the Middle East, according to Israel Radio.

“It’s Israeli terrorism that led to the kidnappings,” said Zoabi, who repeated her opinion that the abductions were not acts of terrorism. These statements angered Israeli Jews who view the kidnappings as a national trauma.

“[The kidnappings] are part of the Palestinian struggle against the occupation,” Zoabi said. “Israel has no interest in returning the kidnapped boys. Instead, it is exploiting the kidnapping in order to strike a blow against Hamas and the new Palestinian government."

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