Jul 31 2010
Israel refuses to pay for treatment of an American self-hating Jewish leftie pro-Palestinian activist who lost an eye when IDF border police officers fired a tear gas canister at her during a protest demonstration.
Emily Henochowicz, who also holds Israeli citizenship, took part in a protest on May 31, shortly after Israel killed nine pro-Palestinian activists in a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
The Henochowicz family said that a policeman shot a canister directly at her face, shattering her jaw and causing her to lose her left eye.
Following her treatment at Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem, Henochowicz’s father, who had traveled from the U.S., was handed a bill for almost 3,500 dollars. Under advice from his lawyer, he asked the ministry to cover the expense, but officials refused. In justifying the refusal, the ministry claimed the tear gas was not fired directly at Henochowicz.
“The canister ricocheted at her after it rebound off a concrete barrier and changed direction – it was not shot directly at her,” the ministry said in a statement, which was contested by Haaretz as one of its reporters was a witness to the incident. IKHWANWEB
Wacko Emily’s stupid video: