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Activist prevents Israeli officer from arresting Palestinian child

During Sunday’s Jerusalem Day events, a Palestinian boy, perhaps 10 years old, was chased down an East Jerusalem street by a very angry officer of the Border Police. The boy tripped and fell, then picked himself up just as the Border Police officer reached him and tried to grab him. But a 22 year-old female Israeli activist prevented the boy’s arrest by throwing herself between the two, allowing the Palestinian boy to flee.

Jerusalem Day is meant to be a celebration of the city’s ‘reunification’ following Israel’s victory in the 1967 war. In practice, it is a day for Israeli nationalists, draped in flags, dancing in circles, singing and chanting (including the popular Israeli nationalist chant, ‘death to Arabs’) as they march through the streets of East Jerusalem and the Old City. Many of the Jewish demonstrators are bused in from right-wing yeshivas in Israel and the West Bank

This year, an Orthodox Jewish man grabbed the Palestinian flag from the hands of a 10 year-old boy and refused to return it. The boy, enraged, tried to prise it out of the Jewish man’s hands. A Border Police officer, seeing the struggle between a 10 year-old Palestinian boy and a fully grown Jewish man, chased the Palestinian boy rather than ordering the Jewish man to return the flag. Someone made a montage of the incident and posted it on Facebook, with commentary. Note the expression of rage in the Border Police officer’s eyes, as seen in the second photo.

In the end the boy got away, due to the intervention of a 22 year-old Israeli activist from Jerusalem named Sahar Vardi, who threw herself in front of the Border Police officer just as he was about to grab the child. Photojournalist Haim Schwarczenberg caught the incident.

The incident was also filmed and the clip posted on Youtube.

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Word, re: actually having young women speaking about where they are, not the Obama campaign determining where we are and what we are going through. The Julia video isn’t bad, but there needs to be a public forum of response, and there needs to be a place where this can be elaborated, broken down, and nuanced. The video talks little about general societal discrimination, intersectionality with race and sexuality, etc. I think that’s sort of what Harris-Perry is doing here, but it needs to be self-initiated and networked. Also, people need to realize that gender discrimination does not affect JUST WOMEN! That’s where the real fuel behind all this can be found, when it becomes a general issue, not just a special interest/minority (well, actually, majority) issue.

jessicavalenti:

Thrilled that Melissa Harris-Perry discussed my article about young feminists on her show today…and with such bad ass panelists!

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Remember the GOP Primary? Neither do we. But this mash-up strongly suggests it happened.