December 22, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
JERUSALEM, Palestine – Images shot at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Thursday show how an Israeli soldier violently ripped a Palestinian scarf from a Palestinian child’s neck.
The Palestinian scarf or ‘kufiyya’ became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism at the time of the 1936–1939 Palestinian Arab revolt.
Outside of the Middle East and North Africa, the kufiyya gained popularity among activists supporting the Palestinian cause, and now it’s seen as symbol of “Palestinian solidarity”.
The upsurge in violence by Israeli apartheid soldiers has increased since US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This caused mass protests by Palestinians against the move.