Israeli-Arab MK Zoabi: Gazans will not give up because they are right

"The residents of Gaza will not give up because they are right," Zoabi wrote on Twitter, backing overnight protests by Palestinians.

October 29, 2018 11:37
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MK Haneen Zoabi speaks at a news conference announcing the Joint List political slate of all the Ara

MK Haneen Zoabi [L] speaks at a news conference announcing the Joint List political slate of all the Arab parties with Ahmed Tibi [R], in Nazareth in 2015. (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS)


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MK Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) denounced Israel's policy responding to violence along the Gaza border, saying Monday, "this regime does not stop at any point, not even [at] the most humiliating."

Calling Sunday's deaths of three Palestinian children a murder, Zoabi wrote on Twitter, "[Defense Minister Avigdor] Liberman is waging a war for his master."

"The residents of Gaza will not give up because they are right," Zoabi wrote.

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip late Sunday night, demanding revenge for the deaths and called on the Islamic Jihad to fulfill the promise they made over the weekend of "blood will be answered with blood.”

According to the IDF, its aircraft struck “a squad of three terrorists who tried to sabotage [the Gaza security barrier] and apparently planted an explosive device” near it.

Palestinian media reported that the dead were two 13-year olds and one 14-year old from Khan Younis.

In a swift response to Zoabi's tweet, MK Oded Forer (Yisrael Beiteinu), a member of Liberman's party, shot back, writing "it's funny that some people think that you're not a terrorist. As in the case of the killers of Gil-Ad Shaer, Yaakov Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, may God avenge their blood, you also give your backing to these terrorists," referring to the three boys that were kidnapped and killed in 2014, which lead to Israel launching the military Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

"Those who support terrorists and set out on terror flotillas are terrorists," Forer tweeted.

The Yisrael Beiteinu MK is spearheading a bill that seeks to oust Zoabi from the Knesset, but is failing to gain support for the move.

"I do not understand how there are other members of the coalition who have not signed your letter of dismissal," he said.

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