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Anti-Zionist MK Hanin Zoabi’s Relative: A Proud Zionist Arab.

Muhammad Zoabi, 16, an Arab Muslim from Nazareth, is causing anger in Muslim circles, and considerable joy in Jewish ones, by stating in a unique interview that he is a Zionist and loves the state of Israel.

“I really believe that I’m a lucky Arab and a lucky human being and a lucky Middle Eastern[er] that I was born in this little tiny piece of land!”, he stated. Pointing to the Golan Heights from the window of his interviewer’s home, in the Israeli community of Massad, he noted how bad life is beyond the border, for Syrians.

Muhammad’s enthusiastic Zionism is made all the more intriguing by the fact that he is related to notorious anti-Zionist MK Hanin Zoabi, of the Arab-nationalist Balad party.

People in Syria are being killed because they want freedom, Muhammad said. but in Israel, he explained to interviewer Susan Deane Taylor-Gol, “we are living freedom, freedom is our life! No one can take our freedom… We’re the hope in the region..”

Not one for half-measures, Muhammad declared that Israel should force its Arab citizens to go to the army – or at the very least carry out alternative national service. “And I am sure that most of the Jews are accepting us,” he added, “because the Jews are a great nation and they always accept others, always.”