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Lawyer for Corrie family: Nazi Germany’s founding was legal while Israel's founding was theft
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Lawyer for Corrie family on PA TV in July:
Nazi Germany's founding was legal
while Israel's founding was theft
 
Lawyer Abu Hussein:
"Nazi Germany was a state based on the rule of law
for a short while... the State of Israel was founded
from the start on robbery and theft"

Israel is a "giant monster... we all want to step on its head,
but talking is not enough"

by Itamar Marcus

Yesterday, an Israeli court ruled that Rachel Corrie's death was a "regrettable accident," but that Rachel Corrie "chose to put herself in danger." Rachel Corrie was killed when she was run over by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza, at a time when Israel was working to curb terrorist activity in the area. Corrie's family sued Israel for "wrongful death." The family's Israeli Arab lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein, said in a statement to the press:
"It's a black day for activists of human rights and people who believe in values of dignity. We believe this decision is a bad decision for all of us - civilians first of all, and peace activists." [NY Times, August 28, 2012]
 
Palestinian Media Watch is releasing a statement made by the Israeli Arab lawyer last month that reveals his attitudes towards Israel in general.

In a Palestinian Authority TV interview, Abu Hussein said Israel's founding was worse than the founding of Nazi Germany because "Nazi Germany was a state based on the rule of law for a short while," whereas "the State of Israel was founded from the start on robbery and theft." He also called Israel a "giant monster" and indicated that people should take action against Israel: "We all want to step on its head, but talking is not enough. Everyone has their role."

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The following is a portion of the transcript of Abu Hussein's interview with Israeli Arab actor, Mohammad Bakri, who hosts the weekly PA TV show:

Hussein Abu Hussein, Israeli Arab lawyer:
"Nazi Germany was a state based on the rule of law for a short while and it found refuge in the law. [However,] the State of Israel was founded from the start on robbery and theft of a nation's homeland. Actually, the correct and true legal definition of what happened to the Palestinians is homeland theft... We suffer from a great injustice from the giant monster. This monster attacks us daily and bites into our flesh in the Negev, the Galilee, the Triangle [region in Israel], Jerusalem, and the occupied territories, the West Bank and Gaza. Every day it bites into our body."

Mohammad Bakri, Israeli Arab actor:
"I want to step on the head of this monster."

Hussein Abu Hussein, Israeli Arab lawyer:
"We all want to step on its head, but talking is not enough. Everyone has their role."
[PA TV (Fatah), July 2, 2012]


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