“Waiting for news on the hunger striker is like torture,” she said. “You live with your family, you try to remain calm, to go to work, to pretend you are strong, but your heart and mind are elsewhere, in a cell that you don’t know, with the person you love.”
"Throughout history, change for the better has not come from those in official power, but from the grassroots, the oppressed, those at the receiving end of injustice, those whose starving, ailing bodies are on the line."
“They say Israel is here to protect Jews, and that’s not true,” she said. “It’s here to protect a system of occupation. When Jews push back against the system they are no longer protected. If this were a Palestinian protest, I’m sure the injuries would be worse than a broken arm."
TODAY: "Jerusalem Day" (when Israel celebrates occupying/annexing East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 war.) It is a time of hyper-nationalism by Jewish Israelis, often accompanyied by elevated violence against Palestinians. This video shows right-wingers surrounding a small group Israeli leftists.