Settlers Attack Internationals Accompanying School Children on Shuhada Street

International Solidarity Movement, West Bank

Today at around 1 PM  extremist settler Anat Cohen attacked a Canadian woman accompanying school children, and a few minutes later sent two teenage settlers to throw rocks at the Canadian woman and a Finnish man.  The attack occurred at the bottom of the stairs connecting the Qordaba Girls School with the section of Shuhada street where Palestinians are allowed to walk.

Cohen passed the internationals in her car and stopped to talk to soldiers at the nearby checkpoint.  She then reversed her car, parked next to the internationals and proceeded to shove, kick and scream at the Canadian women while soldiers looked on.  Eventually a soldier came to force the internationals up the stairs, but did nothing to stop Cohen from harassing them.

A few minutes later two children who Cohen had just spoken with ran up a parallel staircase and threw rocks at the  internationals from less than a foot away, hitting the Finnish man in the ear.  Two soldiers watched the second attack, then turned in the opposite direction and refused to intervene.  Cohen then called the police, who demanded the passports of all the internationals present, who detained them for several minutes, and then told them they were not allowed to stand at the bottom or top of the stairs.  When asked why the police were doing nothing about the attacks, a soldier responded that Anat Cohen is “well known to the police” and there was “nothing to be done.”

The staircase that connects Palestinian schools and houses with Shuhada street has been a site of frequent settler attacks, particularly on girls from the nearby Qordaba school who have been stoned by settlers many times on the stairs and the area leading to it.

Internationals have been accompanying children in this area to try and prevent attacks by settlers and harassment from soldiers.

  1. #1 by Marie on 03/30/2012 - 9:34

    When is the UN GOING TO ACT

  2. #2 by woodchuck111 on 03/30/2012 - 9:34

    I hope to see the day when these people get their just rewards!

  3. #3 by Markschock on 03/30/2012 - 9:34

    Zionist jewish scum ,I wish I was there to kick their stinking ass !

  4. #4 by MrWisemove on 03/30/2012 - 9:34

    Each and every time I see these “chosen people of God” treat the indigenous Palestinians with such barbarity, I know understand why according to Islamic religiouse sources, even trees and rocks are going to reveal their hidding places, enabling Muslims to destroy them. What else can any civilized society do to such ferral and destructive rabble than eliminate them? Ferral creatures contaminate and harm the pure and the good as evidenced in this clip.

  5. #5 by equalizer on 03/30/2012 - 9:34

    How much reading, writing and arithmetic were the girls able to complete after the provocation, and belligerent antics of “god’s chosen” (not God’s chosen)?

    LOCK ‘EM UP.

  6. #6 by Ingrid B on 03/31/2012 - 9:34

    “the section of Shuhada street where Palestinians are allowed to walk.”…

    It is disgusting, the absolute hell that Palestinian children are being subjected to..

    I will say this, Palestinian children, in spite of the difficulties, walk with dignity, and have healthier minds than the children of their tormentors..

    All those trying to help the Palestinians, and who come under attack, are going to spread the word, of the evil, and barbarity of these monsters occupying the land..

  7. #7 by ruby22shoes on 03/31/2012 - 9:34

    I just cannot imagine an adult bullies assaulting children, correct me if I’m wrong, but these people are practiced at terrorizing children with their endless brutality and constant abuse.

    If the whole world stood up, I mean the ordinary folks in our neighborhoods, if we all got up and said no business will be done until Palestinians have justice, I know it would work.

    To be effective I think we may only need a third of the people.

    Please, I’m not much on ideas, but please if you have any thoughts on how to end this Palestinian victimhood, please share. Personally I like my idea, but after setting a time frame & getting people committed to standing for justice…what comes next?

    Someone out there knows, waiting to hear from you. Thnx

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