Palestinian Arabs Violently Attacked For Wearing Keffiyehs…In Gaza
According to students at Al-Azhar University, more than 20 male students were attacked by police forces while on campus before Hamas police confiscated their keffiyehs, the white and black scarves often worn in Palestine.
While official statements issued by Al-Azhar University in Gaza avoided mentioning any reasons for the attack that targeted a number of its student activists who are affiliated with the Fatah bloc at the university, many Gazan students and commentators took to social media to tell their stories, supporting what the Palestinian Center for Human Rights narrative of a “deliberate ban by Hamas on keffiyehs.”
Translation: “Hamas police attacks students wearing Palestinian keffiyehs at Al-Azhar University and arrests Fatah students to prevent them from wearing it amid its ban.”
Translation: “If Fatah has done this everyone would be talking about it but everyone is silent because it is Hamas
Despite official statements by Hamas, the group that control the Gaza Strip since 2007, claiming that the attack was “not on the basis of students wearing the Palestinian keffiyehs,” online people insisted that the Hamas police are often triggered by the scarf that was usually worn by the former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the founder and former leader of their political opponent Fatah
Social media users from Gaza used the hashtag #الكوفية_خط_أحمر (Arabic: The keffiyeh is a red line) to express their discontent with Hamas practices, and to tell anecdotes of the group’s years-long attempts of promoting the red and black keffiyeh for its followers, to create a distinction between people who are affiliated with Hamas vs the ones affiliated with Fatah.
Now imagine if Israel had done this. We wouldn’t be hearing the end of this.
But as it stands, not a peep from the usual suspects. Like Rashida Tlaib, who is too busy defending Hamas’ right to murder Jews.
Even though she’d also be arrested by her heroes if she set foot in Gaza:
The same goes for Roger:
and the list goes on and on.
Hat tip: Michal