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Three American Women Assaulted by Israeli Soldiers at Al-Aqsa

Friday 15/March/2019 - 10:42 AM
Three American Women
Three American Women Assaulted by Israeli Soldiers at Al-Aqs


The Palestine Chronicle

Three American women were violently assaulted by Israeli forces as they attempted to help a disabled woman at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday، despite showing soldiers their passports.

Virginia nursing student Nour Hawash، who is in Jerusalem on vacation، was taking photos with her mother and sister after midday prayers when Israeli soldiers stormed the compound and started to evacuate the Dome of the Rock.

As Nour moved towards the elderly woman، she found herself shoved to the floor by an Israeli soldier، who cuffed one of her wrists and proceeded to sit on her to stop her from moving.

Nour has contacted the US embassy in Jerusalem to inform them of the family’s treatment; whilst officials have said they would file a report of the incident، it is unlikely that any further steps will be taken to hold the soldiers responsible for the assault.

Edited by Rabea Yehia

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