An Arab member of the Knesset was blocked from entering Temple Mount, and claimed that ‘didn’t learn from the Holocaust’ as a result.

Zoabi attempting to enter the site

Zoabi attempting to enter the site

The Balad MK, Haneen Zoabi appears in a video (which you can watch HERE), in which she is surrounded by Israeli solders and security personnel.

Upon being blocked, she says that “You say we (Arabs) are terrorists and that we want to fight you..We want to live, to pray, to enter our schools, our home, our land. This is terrorism? To live is terrorism? To fight for our right to live is terrorism?”

Being blocked by border police who were preventing entrance onto the Temple Mount site, she continues:

“Someone did this to you, decades ago. Remember that? Somebody did rule over you and screwed you over decades ago.”

She continues to say that “You did not learn the lesson. What is the lesson of the Holocaust? Don’t yell and don’t be racist, right?”

“They killed six million of you, why?”

The leader of her Balad party, Jamal Zahalke, and Taleb Abu-Arrar of UAL-Ta’al, were also blocked from entering the site. 

In reference to the earlier closure of the site by Israeli authorities, Zahalke outlined that “Balad condemns the provocative entry of right-wing people to the al-Aksa Mosque scare and the disproportional action of the police. We call for them to immediately leave [the site] and not desecrate the mosque again,” before outlining that the site is only holy for Muslims, that that “the situation is very dangerous and can destabilize the region to more than a third Intifada…”

He placed the blame squarely on Netanyahu.

Knesset Interior Committee chairwoman Miri Regev, of Likud, said that Zoabi was inciting to violence, and that “she doesn’t miss an opportunity to harm the Jewish people and the interests of Israeli citizens.”

In addition, Regev called her a ‘Trojan Horse’ and said that the Attorney-General, Yehuda Weinstein should remove her parliamentary immunity