Israeli Arab MK: Barak Enjoys Classical Music And Killing Gaza Children


israeli-arab-mk-jamal-zahalkaSome 1,000 people, among them all of Israel’s Arab MKs and community leaders, gathered today at the Israeli side of the Gaza border to express solidarity with the residents of Gaza, one year after Israel’s offensive there. MK Taleb A-Sana relayed Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s message to the Israeli side via a mobile phone.

During the rally, Israeli Arab MK Jamal Zahalka directed harsh criticism at Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who he said enjoys “classical music and killing children in Gaza.”

The terror emerging from the Gaza Strip was a result of Israel’s actions against Palestinians, Zahalka told the protesters.

Haniyeh told activists gathered on both the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the Gaza border that residents of the besieged territory had not given up hope and would never stop fighting for a state, with Yerushalayim as its capital.

“Because of international solidarity and your support, we have become stronger,” Haniyeh declared. “The Palestinian nation will never give up its national aspirations or its right to Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine and the Islamic people.”

Israeli Arab protesters on the Israeli side waved the flag of the Palestine Liberation Organization as they rallied against Israel’s continued blockade of Gaza, accusing Israel of starving the Palestinian people.

{Yair Israel/Haaretz}