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Palestinian assailed by Israeli women, stripped of hijab

Al-Akhbar | February 27, 2013

BEEGZ3mCYAARFdYA Palestinian woman waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem on Monday was attacked and stripped of her headscarf by religious Jewish women, Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv reported Tuesday.

According to bystanders, a young Jewish woman punched the Palestinian suddenly as she was passing by the station. A friend of the assailant began aiding her in beating the Palestinian, pushing her against the wall, and ultimately ripping off her headscarf.

The Palestinian was accompanied by an old man who tried to push the attackers away to no avail.

The event occurred at about three o’clock in the afternoon. It is unclear whether the incident involved only the two assailants mentioned in witness accounts, or a larger group shown in the photo.

“There were about 100 Orthodox and yeshiva students who disembarked the tramway and spotted an Arab woman accompanied by an older man,” a witness, who photographed the event, told Ma’ariv.

“It developed into arguing and yelling, and I don’t know what the content was that everyone jumped on her.”

According to the witness, an activist named Dorit Jordan Dotan, a municipality security officer passively watched the event and seemed to be smiling. Many residents also stood by.

“The entire time, the guard stood and smiled and did not even try to break up the fight,” a witness said.

Dotan confirmed that the incident took place at the station where a group of young people had just arrived from the train, but seemed to downplay the event by suggesting the attackers were intoxicated.

“Young people drink a lot of wine for Purim. Screams were heard everywhere. A woman tried to fight [the Jewish students] but they yelled at her not to dare touch the Jews and continued to beat [the Arab woman],” Dotan said.

Following publication in Ma’ariv, police launched an investigation into the case.

“It’s a shame that the Arab whore didn’t die”

On the day the report was published, Israeli police officer Ariel Shapiro re-posted the article on his Facebook page and issued a chilling endorsement: “Very good,” wrote Shpiro “It’s a shame that the Arab whore didn’t die.”

Screenshot of Shapiro’s Facebook page along with the offending status message

The message was publicized by Palestinian Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi.

Israeli army and police officers have come under fire in recent weeks for showcasing dehumanizing images of and slogans about Palestinians. The most famous of these is an Instagram photo of Mor Ostrovski, 20, showing the crosshairs of a rifle being aimed at the head of a Palestinian boy.

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  1. Imagine the cries of “antisemitism!” if a Jew had his yarmulke torn off by an Arab crowd. These people are animals who’ve so thoroughly swallowed the myth that they are “God’s chosen people” that they believe every other human being is refuse. No wonder the Germans hated them.

    Comment by R2 | February 27, 2013 | Reply

    • I think you are generalizing there, at least in regard to the Germans.

      Comment by aletho | February 27, 2013 | Reply

      • You think the poster R2 is generalizing there, at least in regard to the Germans but believe he’s not generalizing there regarding the Israelis?!…

        Comment by ScubaMan | February 28, 2013 | Reply

    • Since when do the actions of a minority represent the majority?!… The very fact that you think that the actions of these, assuming the article is correct, admittedly reprehensible people, represent the Jewish people as a whole clearly points towards you being an antisemite…

      Comment by ScubaMan | February 28, 2013 | Reply

  2. Please explain to me how is this any different than the early days of Nazism, just before the Nazis went totally mad and launched into the Holocaust?

    Comment by Gene St.Onge | February 27, 2013 | Reply

    • It was called “transfer”, still is too.

      Comment by aletho | February 27, 2013 | Reply

    • It’s different in that this sort of thing is NOT accepted by the larger majority of Israelis… Which is also why the Israeli police is investigating this with an aim to prosecute the suspects… Furthermore, the Israeli police has put Shapiro on unpaid administrative leave pending an inquiry with possible future prosecution…

      In the old Germany none of that would have happened… Indeed, quite to the contrary…

      Comment by ScubaMan | February 28, 2013 | Reply

      • ‘admittedly reprehensible people, represent the Jewish people as a whole clearly points towards you being an antisemite…’

        I am antisemitic and VERY open about it.. they are atavisms of satan {or if you prefer to call YOUR ‘god’ lucifer,dragon or beast, no matter to me. You obviously do no research into the TRUTH of the ‘holocaust’, {or very little else on earth, as EVERYTHING they ‘tell us is a LIE} and…quite frankly… not worth my time to ‘explain’ it to an obvious lover of evil… why don’t you crawl back into the dark deep hell where evil loves to do their filthy deeds and join the millions of other cockroaches… we, on this particular post, despise you and your despicable petty little tainted comments.. you disgust me to the nth degree. I belong to GOD Almighty, that you mock and disrespect all the way to hell, and I have every right to defend Him. Everything I have written in the past, is at the door, and all of it is coming true. By the way… you noxious invasive weed, will be cut down and destroyed. Satanic loving ‘is ra hell’ and amerika are first on the list. NO ONE who loves GOD will be harmed, but taken back to Heaven where all this mouthy, boisterous, LYING, greedy, murdering rebellion began: REVELATION 12 & 13. Among the filthy lies that satan wrote in this non holy book, is truth. If I searched for it, with all my heart, soul, and mind, and found it, anyone can. All it takes is the desire to find TRUTH.

        You, sir, and I use the word very loosely, have NO desire to know truth, and love the evilness of lies. You are part of this very big problem, and whether you like it or not… I am part of the solution.

        Comment by Spiritwoman1213 | February 28, 2013 | Reply

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