Tibi and Zoabi: Incitement against the occupation is a right

MKs Tibi and Zoabi express support for incitement in the Palestinian educational system. Tibi: 'It's a right.' Zoabi: 'It's an obligation.'

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At a conference that took place following reports in Israel and abroad concerning incitement in the Palestinian educational system, MKs Ahmed Tibi and Hanin Zoabi of the Joint Arab List expressed support for that incitement, with Zoabi going so far as to say that inciting others against Israel is not only a right, but an obligation.

The conference took place following reports from watchdog group “Palestinian Media Watch” (PMW), and saw the participation of members of the PA education department and Israeli Arabs in top positions - including MKs Tibi and Zoabi.

PMW cited the MKs’ main talking points at the conference, as expressed by PA spokesman Al-Hiat Al-Jedida.

According to the spokesman, Tibi “emphasized that it is the right of a Palestinian who finds himself under occupation to incite others against the occupation, and spoke of Israeli incitement against the Palestinian nation [sic] and its educational system.”

Similarly, “Zoabi emphasized that inciting others against the occupation and its crimes is not only a right but a humanitarian obligation, and called for the use of justice to oppose all forms of Israeli incitement.”