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Zoabi at Hamas 'Victory Rally': 'We are All Palestinians'

Pro-Hamas MK pushes to 'end occupation' at 'victory rally' with pro-terror leaders, says 'Palestinian struggle is part of us.'
By Tova Dvorin, Chicago
First Publish: 8/29/2014, 9:48 PM

Hanin Zoabi
Hanin Zoabi
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Arab MKs Hanin Zoabi, Basel Ghattas, and Jamal Zahalka (Balad) participated at a Hamas "Victory Rally" on Friday, according to Channel 10, in the latest show of identification with Hamas terror in the wake of its war on Israeli civilians. 

Hundreds of people participated in Friday's march, which commenced in the Galilee's Kafr Kabul. 

The march, which was sponsored by the Arab Monitoring Committee in Israel, was entitled "Gaza Victory: This is Our Holiday." The opening assembly featured a moment of silence for the Palestinian Arabs - terrorists and civilians - killed in Gaza, as participants bore Palestinian flags. 

More than just a show of solidarity for Palestinian civilians, the rally seemed to attract many pro-Hamas and pro-terror officials, including all three MKs, leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel and convicted terrorist Sheikh Raed Salah, and Raam-Taal MKs Ibrahim Tzartzur and Masoud Ganayem. 

However, Zoabi stole the show as usual for her blatant support of Israel's arch-enemy. 

"We are part of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, which failed all Israeli targets, both military and political," Zoabi boasted to reporters at the scene. "The victory of the Palestinian people is still occupied, however, and we cannot break it by force - only through a just political solution and ending the siege and the occupation."

"We cannot separate [as Israeli Arabs - ed.] from the resistance of the Palestinian people, it is part of us," she continued. "Thus, they will end the resistance only when there is an end to their oppression, and you cannot break them in their steadfastness."

Zoabi, Ghattas, and Zahalka recently revealed that they visited Qatar - the country hosting Hamas's leaders-in-exile - for an alleged conference, then omitted to report the visit to Knesset officials for "technical reasons." 

Zoabi has been linked to Hamas on multiple occasions, and is infamous for provocative speeches, including one in which she said that Israel has “no right to a normal life” and a later address claiming that “the Israeli occupation” was behind the murder of Israelis in Bulgaria.

More recently, Zoabi wrote an article encouraging Hamas on the terror group's website, and was briefly handcuffed during violent pro-Palestinian protests in Haifa.  

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)