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Tag Meir Visits the Victims of Hate Crime

07 August 2014 By New Israel Fund

Two young Palestinians Israelis remain hospitalized following a violent attacked last week by a group of Jews in a Jerusalem suburb. A delegation from the NIF-convened Tag Meir coalition visited them and a soldier who was injured in Gaza at Hadassah Hospital.

A Tag Meir activist described the visit: "We visited the neurosurgery unit at Hadassah Ein Kerem, where one of the young men [who was attacked] is hospitalized. In a nearby room there was an IDF soldier who was injured in one of the battles in Gaza. A few floors beneath them, in the intensive care unit, is the second young man who was attacked. His whole body is covered in plaster, he's unconscious, and around him his family are hoping for a miracle. His big brother told us: "We've never hurt anyone. We have lived in Jerusalem since we were born, and have lived in peace with Jews. This is the first time that we have experienced violence like this." We wished everyone a speedy recovery and more peaceful days."

Before the war, Tag Meir activists also visited the Abu Khdeir family's mourning tent, and organized a well-attended demonstration under the banner of "We Mourn, We Don't Take Vengeance". Tag Meir has also organized a letter-writing campaign calling on Israel's Chief Rabbis to publicly come out against targeting Palestinian civilians in Gaza.