Saturday 19 January
Uhler, Schroeder, and a visiting nonviolence trainer, patrolled along
Wadi Al Nasara and spent some time talking with Palestinian children.
They observed about thirty teenage Israeli girls gathering in the
Wadi. Meanwhile, three Palestinian women and their small children
needed to walk down the road, called by the settlers â€śWorshipperâ€™s
Way.â€ť On Shabbat, the Israeli authorities have forbidden Palestinians
to use that road, which forces them to walk a somewhat precarious,
narrow, dirt path that is parallel to the road.
The girls rushed en masse at the women and CPTers. A general melee
ensued with the girls shouting at the group, spitting, pushing, and
kicking. By the time Fallon and Wendeln had arrived, a girl had torn
off the glasses and hijab (head scarf) of one of the Palestinian
women. The assailant broke the glasses and threw them on the ground.
Another girl tore off Wendelnâ€™s glasses and threw them on the ground
another kicked Fallon, bruising her legs. One girl stole the chip from
the CPT visitorâ€™s cameraâ€¦
Wednesday 23 January
â€¦At dusk, Schroeder, Roe, and Abuata waited for two-and-a-half hours at
the Ibrahimi Mosque checkpoint until the military released one
Palestinian man. To pass the time away, Abuata suggested Schroeder
teach some yoga. As Schroeder taught Abuata and Roe, one soldier did a
bit of yoga playfully and said he was now on â€śthe CPT side.â€ť After
soldiers released the man, Abuata and Schroeder conversed with the
soldiers about the Occupation for about an hour.