Jewish Yale Student Stabbed in Eye With Palestinian Flag


An anti-Israel protest at Yale University on Saturday turned violent when a Jewish student journalist was stabbed in the eye with a Palestinian flag, reports Fox News.

Sahar Tartak, the editor-in-chief of the Yale Free Press, was covering the protest when demonstrators suddenly surrounded her. She and a friend were singled out for wearing Hasidic Jewish attire as the crowd formed a blockade around them to interfere with their filming.

“They made a human blockade in front of us and blockaded us whenever we tried to exercise our freedom of movement around the protest,” Tartak told the news outlet. “One of the students, whose face was covered in a keffiyeh, took a Palestinian flag that he was holding, waved it in my face and hit my left eye.”

According to the report, the protest had been slowly brewing for the week prior, with students setting up a tent encampment in the middle of campus and creating a memorial to a Palestinian terrorist who had killed a 19-year-old Israeli. They also made a mock F-16 covered in fake blood to protest Israel’s aerial bombardments in the Gaza Strip.

“If students continue pushing the envelope, I knew this was going to happen, I just didn’t expect it to be me,” she said. “I think it’s important to understand the violence is at the core of this movement. It’s about violence against Jewish people. It’s about violence against the West.” 

The assault is being investigated by police and Tartak is being treated at a local hospital.

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