Joint List head Ayman Odeh backs East Jerusalem Palestinians as they protest and clash with Israeli police.
“The essential thing is — there is an occupation. As long as there is an occupation, there will be resistance,” Odeh tells reporters in Sheikh Jarrah.
“This resistance becomes sharpened during periods of provocation, such as what happened over the past month,” Odeh says, mentioning the pending evictions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah.
“Netanyahu took pride in his normalization [of diplomatic ties with several Arab countries]. But the youth of Jerusalem confirm yet again that the fundamental issue is the Palestinian cause,” Odeh says.
“Anyone who wants live in peace and security must see themselves as part of the just cause of East Jerusalem Palestinians,” Odeh says.