MK Ayman Odeh made headlines after attacking MK Itamar Ben Gvir, who came to check the conditions of hospitalization of the administrative detainee who has been on hunger strike for many weeks. Odeh’s attack received many condemnations, including Knesset Speaker Miki Levy and News 13 journalist Baruch Kara. This week it became clear that Odeh’s other unusual behavior ended without punishment.
This is what Odeh said live on his Facebook page on 7.6.20: “I have said more than once that the end of every occupation will happen only through 3 factors: the first factor is the muqawma (resistance action) of the occupied people, the second is public opinion within the country that carries out the occupation and thing The third is international public opinion. “
He details the rationale behind the order of things: “Things are in that order, first of all the Mukavma of the occupied people, and that affects public opinion within the country carrying out the occupation and international public opinion. This is how it is arranged. For example, without the Lebanese Makawa, there were no four. “Mothers, women in black and huge demonstrations. Demonstrations of 400,000 in Tel Aviv, were not! Therefore, the struggle of the occupied people is the first factor and then public opinion within the country that carries out the occupation and international public opinion.”
These things were said while the annexation was on the agenda. This is how he relates to the issue: “Regarding annexation, when there is a Palestinian intifada, then we will take to the streets not 5,000-10,000 people, we will go 100,000-200,000 people, which means it is important to see who goes down to the territory.”
The video was posted on MK Amichai Shikli’s Facebook page on the right and the translation of the ‘If You Will’ movement. After the things were published and caused a stir, a complaint was filed with the Haifa police against Odeh. About two weeks ago, the complainant was informed that the complaint had been closed, without receiving the reason for the closure.
Shai Glick, CEO of B’Tselem, said: “While Michael Ben-Ari is being investigated again and again by the police, and boys who waved a one-time photo at a wedding and the state is fighting and undermining credits, a senior Arab MK repeatedly incites waves of hundreds of thousands of supporters and the State Attorney “And the ombudsman does nothing. There has never been more selective enforcement than that. We will of course appeal the decision, an appeal that will of course be rejected because in the State of Israel if you are an Arab you are allowed to incite freely.”
(Odeh confronts Netanyahu).