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PA Education Minister: Our education must “encourage liberation”; Israeli Arab members of Israeli parliament: Incitement against Israel is a “Palestinian right” and “human obligation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 23, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: We want education that will encourage liberation”

“The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education yesterday [March 22, 2017] opened a first of its kind workshop regarding the ‘incitement’ in the Palestinian curricula and the Israeli attack against the education.
[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam, [PA] Minister of Culture Dr. Ehab Bessaiso, Director of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf, [PA] Deputy Minister of Education Basri Saleh, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] advisor on [Foreign Affairs and] International Relations Dr. Nabil Shaath, and Israeli Arab Parliament members Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Muhammad Barakeh, Hanin Zoabi, Masud Ganaim, and Talab El-Sana participated in the workshop events…
Saidam emphasized that this unconventional workshop is being held due to the attack that the occupation is waging against our curriculum, and emphasized that the workshop will lead to many questions.
Saidam answered the big question: Which educational system do we want? He said: ‘We want education that will encourage liberation.’ In conjunction, he presented the prominent aspects of the curricula, and particularly those of the new national curriculum for grades 1 – 4…
Saidam mentioned the fact that the occupation forbids teaching the [PA] national curriculum in the schools of Jerusalem (i.e., Israeli Arab schools). He noted that the curriculum includes great expertise whose goal is to mold the Palestinian personality and accompany the education with knowledge and deep-rooted principles…

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Arab member of Israeli Parliament urges Arabs not to honor Israeli law if passed 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Nov. 16, 2016
Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program A New Day, interview with Israeli Arab Parliament member Ahmad Tibi on the Muezzin Law

Israeli Arab Parliament member Ahmad Tibi: “If this law (i.e., the Muezzin Law) is legislated it must not be honored and the call to prayer must be sounded everywhere, and we will not agree to [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s government silencing the mosques. That is our position, and that is the position of the people.”

On Nov. 13, 2016, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers was approved for a preliminary reading in the Israeli Parliament. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution. This bill is referred to by many as the “Muezzin Law,” although it does not refer to any specific religion.
Head of Israeli Arab parties Joint List: ‎Release of terrorists bodies is “a ‎supreme human value”‎ 
Source: Joint [Arab] List Facebook page‎, Feb. 8, 2016
Text posted on Joint [Arab] List Facebook ‎page on Feb. 8, 2016‎:
‎     "The Joint [Arab] List condemned the ‎decision to suspend [Balad] legislators ‎‎[Jamal] Zahalka, [Hanin] Zoabi, and ‎‎[Basel] Ghattas and demanded the ‎release of the bodies [of the Martyrs]‎. In a response to the committee of ‎‎'parliamentary ethics' (i.e., Israeli ‎Parliament's Ethics Committee) to ‎suspend the legislators of the Joint List, ‎Jamal Zahalka, Hanin Zoabi, and Basel ‎Ghattas, from parliament sessions for a ‎number of months due to their attention ‎to the issue of the return of the bodies of ‎the young Jerusalemites being held by ‎Israel, the Joint List emphasized its ‎opposition to this arbitrary decision, ‎which harms the work of the legislators ‎and the rights of the voters.‎ The Joint List condemned the bloody ‎incitement campaign being run by Israeli ‎Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ‎who dragged the right and left of the ‎political arena to join the campaign of ‎incitement and distortion against the ‎Arab leadership, resulting in the ‎publication of the vindictive, arbitrary, ‎and racist decision by the parliamentary ‎Ethics Committee. The Joint List ‎members emphasized that despite the ‎unjust decision, they will continue to act ‎for the release of the bodies being held ‎for the last four months in the Israeli ‎occupation's refrigerators…"‎

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Fatah Facebook on PM Netanyahu ‎criticizing Balad MPs visiting terrorists’ ‎families 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 7, 2016
Posted text: “The response of [Israeli ‎parliament] members from the Balad Party ‎in the Joint List to what [Israeli Prime ‎Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu said in the ‎government meeting today [Feb. 7, 2016]: ‎Netanyahu is unable to deal with the ‎demand to release the bodies.‎
In responses to what was said, the Balad ‎MPs said that after Netanyahu has ‎understood that the meeting that was held ‎for the purpose of releasing the bodies is ‎not a legal or criminal offense, he is now ‎trying to reap political gain for himself from ‎all of this empty tumult, by submitting a bill ‎that will harm the political representation of ‎the Arab minority and the realm of political ‎activity.‎
Netanyahu knows well that the purpose of ‎the meeting was to release the bodies, but ‎he continues to fabricate facts and incite ‎by making false accusations against Balad ‎members: The issue is the release of the ‎bodies, and everything else is fabrications ‎and lies.”‎

Israeli PM Netanyahu and many other Israeli ‎MPs opposed the fact that the Israeli Arab ‎MPs visited the relatives of terrorists, among ‎them murderers, and participated in one ‎minute of silence in their honor and referred ‎to them as “Shahids” – Martyrs – the highest ‎honor in Islam.‎
Israeli Arab MPs at “warm meeting” with relatives of ‎terrorists “will make every effort” to ‎have terrorists’ bodies returned 
Source: Balad Party Facebook page‎, Feb. 2, 2016
Father of terrorist Baha Alyan: “We met ‎today [Feb. 2, 2016] with Balad MPs: ‎Hanin Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka, and Basel ‎Ghattas. The meeting was warm and ‎productive. The Palestinian brothers, the ‎MPs, listened to the pain and suffering of ‎the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) ‎whose bodies are being held [by Israel]. ‎Their hearts were open, they listened to ‎every word the relatives of the Martyrs ‎said. They emphasized that they will make ‎every effort for the return of the bodies by ‎applying pressure to the government in ‎parliament and by contacting the relevant ‎political and security bodies in the Israeli ‎government. It was agreed to continue ‎meeting and to monitor the matter in the ‎near future.”‎

Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On ‎Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, ‎Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) ‎boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's ‎Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun ‎and a knife and attacked passengers, ‎killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon ‎Govberg (51), and wounding 4 Israelis. ‎Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli ‎security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a ‎Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli ‎prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two ‎weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd ‎victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), ‎died from his wounds.‎
Israeli Arab party campaign video: "We can fight the Israelization of our minds" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 17, 2015
     PA TV broadcast a campaign video by the Joint List, the Israeli Arab MPs’ political alliance for the 2015 Israeli elections
Young woman in the video: “[Giving] your vote to the Joint List will [help] fulfill the will of the people. With your vote, we can fight the Israelization of our minds and the school curricula. With your vote, you will be able to fight against [Israel’s] expulsion policy, and at the same time, to fight for an honorable life."
Arab member of Israeli parliament Ahmed Tibi attends Fatah performance presenting Israel as "Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 13, 2015
Arab Member of Knesset Ahmed Tibi is shown sitting in the audience while the following song is sung:
     "We commit and promise to stand behind you, oh Mahmoud Abbas, until Judgment Day. I am returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free. No matter how long the nights of exile, I am returning to you, oh land. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra (northern Israel) our coast, and Beit Shean (Israeli city). Above your soil, oh my land, is a picture of Garden of Eden. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra (northern Israel) our coast, and Beit Shean (Israeli city). Above your soil, oh my land, is a picture of Garden of Eden. From Rafah to Rosh Hanikra, north and south, are the picture's borders. From Haifa (Israeli city) and Tantura to the [Jordan] valley (i.e., all of Israel). I am returning to you, the purest land, oh land of the free."
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Israeli Arab MP calls Israel’s Negev region “the occupied Negev” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2015
     “[Bedouin] Israeli [Arab] Parliament member Taleb Abu Arar sent a letter to Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs Gilad Erdan and Minister of Agriculture Yair Shamir, who is charged with the task of ‘regulating Bedouin settlement in the Negev.’ He demanded the implementation of all necessary protective measures ahead of the expected storm in the villages unrecognized [by the state] in the occupied Negev.”
Israeli Arab MP: Jews do to Palestinians what Europe did to Jews 
Source: Facebook page of Haneen Zoabi, Dec. 5, 2014


Text and video posted on the Facebook page of Arab Israeli MP Haneen Zoabi:

Text: “What are you doing to the Palestinians – these are the same things that were done to you in Europe. Haven’t you learned your lesson?!”
Israeli Arab MP: “The Temple is a myth. Take your myths and get out of here.” 
Source: Facebook page of Jamal Zahalka, Israeli Arab Member of Parliament, Nov. 5, 2014


Image and text published on the Facebook page of Israeli Arab MP Jamal Zahalka:

Text: “Clashes in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque break-in. We will defend Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa at any price. Al-Aqsa is a fact and the Temple is a myth. Take your myths and get out of here. ”

Israeli-Arab MP subtly threatens violence against Israel  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 30, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on events in Jerusalem.
Israeli-Arab MP Ahmad Tibi: “This is an explicit blow to the freedom of worship and a declaration of war on all Muslims. We therefore address the person who made this decision (i.e., to deny Muslim worshippers access to Al-Aqsa for a limited period of time) – [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu personally: You are playing with fire. It is forbidden to close the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and we are speaking in the name of all Muslims everywhere.”

Note: October and November 2014 was a period of high tension in Jerusalem that included riots in Palestinian areas and numerous terror attacks against Israelis. The riots and attacks were said to be a response to Israel’s “attacks” against Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli Arab MP: Israel carries out a "Judaization frenzy" in the Negev, Galilee, and other areas 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2014
     “In Nazareth, [Israeli Arab] MP Masud Ganaim of the United Arab List, called to turn Land Day into a day of struggle and unity for all groups of our Arab-Palestinian nation within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel).
In a statement, Ganaim said: ‘The 38th anniversary of Land Day reaches us while the Judaization frenzy continues to intensify and while our people continue to suffer from the expropriation and Judaization policy that has become clear and evident in the Negev, the Galilee, the Triangle (Israeli region bordering the West Bank with a large Arab population) and in the mixed cities. Considering this reality, we need this flame and this spark, which were lit on March 30, 1976, and kindled a path of struggle based on collective action.”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Israeli Arab MP: "We will give our pure blood" for our land, "If [Israel] does not give us our rights, we will take our rights ourselves by force" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 30, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast a speech by Israeli-Arab MP Taleb Abu Arar.
Israeli-Arab MP Taleb Abu Arar: “Our brethren in the Negev, on behalf of all of you, we welcome our honored guest, the head of the capital of the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel), Mr. Ali Salam (the mayor of Nazareth)…
[Abu Arar speaks of the six Israeli-Arabs killed on Land Day in 1976, and the lesson that the Palestinians have learned from them. He then continues:]
Israel must understand this lesson: We will give our pure blood in exchange for preserving our land, and will remain on this land… If it [Israel] does not give us our rights, we will take our rights ourselves by force, Allah willing. We have a weapon deadlier than Israel’s arsenal. We have several types of weapons, and the best weapon at our disposal is what was realized during these days: the unity of the Palestinian Interior (i.e., of the Israeli Arabs) – from the north of the country to the south. [And] we say: the Negev is not alone. My dear friends, as for the other weapon – I call and say: Our children – specifically, the children of the Bedouins of the Negev – I call on them from this podium: You who wear [Israeli] army uniforms, you must cast off this attire to protest the destruction of our homes and the expropriation of our lands… You should be ashamed… [shouts in Hebrew:] I appeal to all Bedouin soldiers to cast off their uniforms to protest the destruction of [our] homes and the expropriation of [our] lands.”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rock
Israeli Arab MP: Israel refuses a single-state solution because then it would no longer be a Jewish state 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 9, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a conference about “Kerry, Palestine, and the Jewish State, from a Palestinian and International Perspective. The conference was held at the An-Najah University in Nablus. Israeli-Arab MP Ahmad Tibi was among the participants.
Dr. Hassan: “My question to you, Dr. [Tibi, is]: In view of this situation, it is clear that Israel is trying to erect a fortified wall against the establishment of a single, democratic state (i.e., the one-state solution)? You are Palestinians from Palestine occupied since ’48 (i.e., Israel); what is your position on this issue?”...
Israeli-Arab MP Ahmad Tibi: "We, I, in terms of political and national interests, if they offer us the single state [ie: granting all Arabs between the Mediterranean and the Jordan river Israeli citizenship] - [well,] at least that’s my only chance of becoming prime minister of Israel – if its name stays the same [Israel]. In the first round [of elections], we will keep the name [Israel] as is. So it’s no coincidence that they refuse to cooperate fully on the one-state solution.”
Israeli Arab MP falsely claims that neutral British commission found "Jews had no right" to Western Wall 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 7, 2014
     “The statements made by [Israeli-Arab] Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Member Taleb Abu Arar in his speech before the parliament plenum two days ago [March 5, 2014] on the subject of the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount), enraged the extreme right.
This [occurred] because, in his speech, Abu Arar explained that a neutral commission of inquiry (the 1930 Wailing Wall Commission) established by the British Mandate – which, at the time, supported the Zionist movement – to investigate the Jews’ right to the Al-Buraq Wall, had concluded that the Al-Buraq Wall was an inseparable part of the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that the Jews had no right to it.”

Note: The 1930 Wailing Wall Commission was appointed by the British government, with the approval of the League of Nations, to settle the matter of the Jews’ and Muslims’ rights and claims to the Western Wall. The commission concluded that the Western Wall had served as a Jewish holy site long before it became a Muslim Waqf (an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) and that it had never served the Muslims for religious purposes. The commission’s final conclusion was that the Western Wall was holy only to the Jews and therefore they should be granted free access to worship at the site.
Israeli Arab MP defends attending ceremony honoring released terrorist: “The occupation itself is the terror” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 31, 2014
Headline: “A radical Israeli organization demands [Israeli Arab MP Muhammad] Barakeh be prosecuted for honoring prisoners.”
     “The radical right-wing Israeli organization ‘Im Tirzu’ (‘If You Will It’) sent a letter to the Israeli Parliament Ethics Committee demanding to remove parliamentary immunity from [political party] Hadash’s Chairman Muhammad Barakeh, and institute legal proceedings against him for his having honored released prisoners a number of weeks ago in Nablus. Barakeh’s office responded in a press release that ‘Im Tirzu’ had said in its letter to Ethics Committee Chairman MP Yitzhak Cohen , that it was requesting to remove Barakeh’s parliamentary immunity and institute legal proceedings against him, on the grounds that he committed an act that cannot be taken lightly and that encourages terror.
It added that ‘Im Tirzu’ was basing its request on the fact that in a ceremony held in Nablus this Jan. 2 [2014], Barakeh had honored released prisoner Miqdad Salah who spent more than 20 years in occupation prisons. Barakeh said in response to the letter: ‘My stand on the prisoners’ issue is clear, and it is that they should all be released from the occupation prisons, because they resist the occupation of their lands and the abuse of their people. The occupation itself is the terror, and it is the cause for the unrest in the country and in the region.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Miqdad Salah - murdered 72-year-old hotel security guard Israel Tenenbaum in Netanya (June 14, 1993). He was serving 32 years in prison, but was released in August 2013, one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Israeli Arab MP: Sharon’s “criminal policy” is “Israel’s official and operative policy” 
Source: Facebook page of Jamal Zahalka, Israeli Arab Member of Parliament, Jan. 12, 2014
Israeli Arab Member of Parliament Jamal Zahalka’s post on his Facebook page:
Headline:
“Put war criminal Sharon on trial, even if he is dead!”
     “Sharon’s death, eight years after he was clinically dead (i.e., in a coma), is an opportunity to emphasize that we must prosecute and bring war criminals to trial in international courts. If this is not possible, as in Sharon’s case, we must conduct a show trial with them in absentia, in which detailed charges of their crimes against humanity will be presented. This [should be done] to expose Zionism’s shame and its crimes. Sharon was one of the conspicuous figures who committed and represented them… Sharon is dead, but the criminal policy he adopted still exists. Moreover, it is Israel’s official and operative policy.”
Israeli Arab Hadash party delegation: Israel is “the Interior” and Palestinians are “owners of the land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 30, 2013
     “Jenin District Governor Talal Dweikat received a delegation from the [Israeli-Arab political party] Hadash’s Teachers’ Faction yesterday [Dec. 29, 2013] in the district offices… Secretary of the Hadash [Teachers’] Faction Sa’id Yassin… said: ‘We in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel) experience the occupation’s racist steps, first among them [the demand to recognize] the state’s Jewish character. This is a red line because we are the owners of the land.’”
Terrorist calls to kidnap Israeli soldiers on official Facebook page of Israeli Arab political party Hadash 
Source: Hadash official Facebook page in Arabic, Dec. 23, 2013
Released terrorist Samer Al-Issawi: "We swear to them [security prisoners]: We won't rest until they are released. We say to all the leaders of the Palestinian revolution: We take pride in the prisoners who have been in prison for 30 years, 35 years, 25 years, but this [the long imprisonment] is a mark of shame on every leader of the revolution. Just as you sent these young men to defend our people and our lands, today you must free these prisoners. We say in all sincerity: We don't want to wait until the [prison] terms end. We want the release of the prisoners. The prisoners' release will be brought about by kidnapping and [prisoner] exchanges. Nothing will happen without that."
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Israeli Arab MP: "Zionist project" is antithetical to Palestinian goals 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 19, 2013
PA TV program Together For Palestine interviewed Israeli Arab Member of Israeli Parliament Mohammad Barakeh.
Israeli Arab MP Mohammad Barakeh: “The truth is we aren’t Palestinians because of [Israeli PM Benjamin] Netanyahu. We are Palestinians because this is who we are, in spite of Netanyahu and in spite of the Israeli government’s policy that tried to create what is called ‘Israel’ and tried to say that they recognize the religious and cultural rights but not the national rights of the Palestinian public inside Israel.
The Zionist project is the same [everywhere] but this doesn’t have to ruin our political options…
Meaning, today the [Palestinian] slogan is to establish a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Meaning , there is one [Israeli] plan. This doesn’t mean that today you can respond to it [the Israeli plan] in the way that will eventually serve the interests of the Zionist plan.”
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