Palestinian citizens have made every effort to integrate as full citizens into a state that, for lack of a better word, forced itself upon them. But hard as they may try, the legal, systemic, and day-to-day reality in which they live gives this community no space to breathe, much less to thrive.
When an elderly woman allegedly attempted to intervene and asked the officers why they were pummeling the man, one of the attackers reportedly hurled insults at her and threatened to “finish you off as well” if she did not “f*** off from here.”
Controversial CCTV footage allegedly shows plainclothes Israeli police officers pouncing on an “Arab-Israeli” next to a Tel Aviv supermarket. Eyewitnesses say the man ended up brutally beaten and arrested after he refused to show ID to an off-duty cop. The incident, which was captured by a security camera and first published by local Israeli