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Palestinians in Israel beaten, arrested for Gaza support | The Electronic Intifada

Palestinians in Israel beaten, arrested for Gaza support | The Electronic Intifada

As a Palestinian political activist living in present-day Israel,
Tareq Yassin, 23, has grown accustomed to racist intimidation and
threats of violence.


Yassin, secretary of the left-wing Hadash political party’s student wing at the University of Haifa,
has been targeted for his activism time and again. Yet last month was
the first time he was subjected to vigilante violence by right-wing
Israelis.


He was punched in the head during a protest in solidarity with the
Gaza Strip, where Israel’s ongoing military offensive has killed more
than 2,000 Palestinians. “I was attacked by a group of Israeli
right-wing racists,” Yassin recalled.


Since Israel began its latest war on Gaza in early July, Palestinian
activists in Israel have told The Electronic Intifada that the political
climate has become even more frightening than usual as the country
spirals into a violently racist frenzy.

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