Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi exposes the corrupt Palestinian leadership for “aggressively foiling the creation of any alternative to the status quo,” since it maintains and facilitates the oppression of the Palestinian people.
Controversial Arab-Israeli MK Haneen Zoabi urged Palestinians to revolt against the Palestinian Authority and protest against its security cooperation with Israel, the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper reported Monday.
Speaking on Sunday at a Nazareth forum on the treaty of Palestinian national unity, a document written by central Palestinian figures, Zoabi praised what she defined as “the Palestinian espousal of a sober attitude towards Israel, after they understand that Israel is not a partner for peace.”
Nevertheless, she poignantly criticized the Palestinian leadership for “aggressively foiling the creation of any alternative to the status quo, even on Facebook,” claiming that it does so because it benefits from the current reality.
By sticking with the status quo, Zoabi said, the Palestinian Authority facilitates the oppression of the Palestinian people. “The question is how would we revolt against this authority? How would we change it?” she asked.
Zoabi went further to describe the Palestinian Authority as an “obstacle that prevents a desired change that must apply on the leadership level and on the ground.”
The Arab-Israeli MK stated that her party (Balad) regards Israeli Arabs as a part of the Palestinian people. Thus, she added, Palestinians “must consult with Israeli-Arabs in deciding how to struggle against the Israeli occupation.”
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