Mother says daughter still loves Israel despite losing eye at protest Haaretz
So much publicity is given to the “good” Jews. This safeguards the Jewish world, and in effect supports Jewry’s quest for a Jewish state. Being Jewish is a state of mind, contrary to the law, which states it is when the Mother is Jewish. Anyway this is certainly a case of a “good” Jew. Although I’m not sure she still loves Israel.
That there are “good” Jews should not be news. Why the f*ck are there so many bad Jews? This article has a picture of Arabs helping her. Like on the Gaza aid boat (when commandos were assisted). When is the last time we saw a picture of an Israeli helping an Arab (without their being perversity)?
Emily Henochowicz lost an eye at a protest at the Qalandiyah checkpoint – she was struck by a teargas grenade.
Emily Henochowicz returned on Saturday night to her home in Potomac, Maryland, where she is recovering after losing an eye at a protest at the Qalandiyah checkpoint – she was struck by a teargas grenade.
Henochowicz is Jewish, and her father, who is currently a doctor in the United States after having lived in Israel, is the son of Holocaust survivors. The family has visited Israel in the past.
“Her mood ranges from optimistic to sad,” Henochowicz’s mother Shelly Kreitman told Haaretz. “We want to make clear that she has not stopped loving Israel because of what happened. She said that this should not be an excuse for people to be anti-Semitic or anti-Zionist.”
Kreitman said that it was morning in the United States when they saw on the news that a flotilla was bound for the Gaza Strip. They called their daughter to warn her to stay away from demonstrations, which could become dangerous.
By the time the parents reached their daughter on her cellphone, she was already at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem.
Emily Henochowicz after being hit by a teargas grenade at the Qalandiyah checkpoint. Photo by: Daniel Bar-On
Kreitman says her daughter told them she was about to go into surgery, that she was all right but was going to lose an eye.
“She went to the demonstration to protest the raid on the flotilla,” Kreitman said. “She is not a strong girl, she’s an artist, and she lifted a flag with both hands.
“To say that she threw something is just a lie. The claim that the teargas canister first hit the wall is an absolute lie. I say this because I saw the video and I also had confirmation from the doctors that it was a direct hit because there are burns on her face from the canister.”
Eyewitness account: How Emily lost an eye
‘The police fired a tear gas grenade, and then another and another. I remember that what surprised me was the volley of grenade-fire directly aimed directly at the demonstrators, not at the sky.’