Arab member of Knesset, Hanin Zoabi, stated that Israeli pressures and threats against nonviolent solidarity activists, the Welcome To Palestine campaign, in addition to the German and British cancellation of airline tickets that belong to several activists due to Israeli pressure, are clear indications that Israel considers itself above the law, and gives itself the right to violate international freedoms.
She added that by cancelling the tickets, Germany and Britain are violating the basic rights of their own citizens, especially their right to travel.
âIsraelâs long arm is now openly targeting basic human rights, it did not hesitate in attacking its own citizens, Arabs and Jewsâ, Zoabi stated, âWhat happened in Europe should be of concern to the International Community; Israelâs policies are now a threat to everyoneâ.
Zoabi, a member of the Israeli Knesset, strongly denounced the Israeli claims that the peace activists âviolated it lawsâ, and added that the activists are peacefully struggling against injustice, racism, and Israelâs illegal occupation of Palestine.
She said that âthe pathetic Israeli attempts will not deter the peace activists from continuing their legitimate peaceful struggle in support of the Palestinians living under illegal Israeli occupation.
The MK also said that Israelâs paranoia is a clear indication of the effectiveness of international campaigns conducted in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and that âIsrael might have succeeded in preventing several activists from entering the country, but its illegal action sheds a light on its true face as a bitter state that fights against nonviolent resistance by all means.
She affirmed that all solidarity campaigns will continue, and will continue to expose Israelâs illegal policies.
âThis is what will lead to an increased international solidarity with the Palestinian peopleâ Zoabi concluded, âIsrael will never be able to stop these waves of solidarity, it will stand isolated amidst increasing international support to the legitimate Palestinian rightsâ.