Occupied Jerusalem (In Palestine Today )- An Israeli settler has attacked the Palestinian activist and resident of the East Jerusalem neighbourhood Muna el-Kurd with color spray, saying he wished it was pepper spray so he could hurt her.
Earlier today, the Israeli settler Yaakov Fauci, who is occupying the Kurd family’s home in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, attacked Muna el-Kurd with color spray, and said he wished it was pepper spray so he could hurt her.
Israeli occupation police took both the settler and Muna to file a complaint.
Half of the al-Kurd family home was taken over by Israeli settlers in 2009. Muna was only 11 years old when the settlers forced their way in.
Last March, the Israeli district court in occupied East Jerusalem ratified orders for six Palestinian families – the al-Kurds included – in Sheikh Jarrah to vacate their homes in order to make way for the settlers. The same court also ruled that another seven families should leave their homes by August 1.
“If I don’t steal your home, someone else will steal it,” was the answer given by Yaakov, the settler, to Muna el-Kurd, when she accused him of stealing her home in the Sheikh Jarrah, in a video showing them confronting in the garden of her family home.
In the video, el-Kurd is heard telling the settler in English: “Jacob, you know that this is not your home.”
The settler replies: “Yes, but if I go, you don’t go back, so what’s the problem? Why are you yelling at me?”
The response provoked al-Kurd, who told him “You are stealing my house!”
“If I don’t steal it, someone else will steal it,” Jacob answers. “So why are you yelling at me?”
“No one is allowed to steal my home!” al-Kurd shouts.
Jacob then says in Hebrew: “This is not mine in order to return it.”