Gaza Roundup 6: A photo that deserves to become iconic


Art student and pro-Palestinian activist Emily Henochowicz, of Maryland, injured in the face by a tear-gas canister. A Palestinian friend is at her side, crying for help. The 21-year-old later underwent surgery to remove the irreparably damaged eye. The incident took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah (West Bank) and Jerusalem, on the same day as the raid on the Freedom Flotilla. Emily was protesting against the assault. She personifies the courage of those who, like Rachel Corrie, put their bodies between Palestinians and their would-be oppressors. It’s clear from the news report (see the link) that Emily’s assailants meant to make an intimidating example of her, as they did with Rachel.

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