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Jewish Student Recounts Protesters ‘Taunting’ Her on Campus After Being ‘Jabbed’ in the Eye

A Jewish Yale student who was reportedly “jabbed” in the eye by a pro-Hamas protester described being “immediately blockaded” while trying to film the protest.

Sahar Tartak, the editor-in-chief of the Yale Free Press, said she sought to “document” the protest taking place on the Ivy League school’s campus in an early Sunday morning, April 21, post about the alleged assault on X. Tartak told American media the protesters “immediately blockaded” her when she was recognized.

“As soon as I was identified with my friend, who wears a black hat, as visibly orthodox Jewish students, I was immediately blockaded by protest organizers and everywhere I walked there was a line of protest organizers standing in front of me linking arms so that I could not walk forward,” she said.

“The rest of the students at the rally noticed this. The other 500 students at this violent rally, and they saw me and so they began to taunt me as well because they recognized that I was something that they view as an enemy.”

“The taunting escalated until somebody waved a Palestinian flag in my face and then jabbed me in my left eye. When I tried to run after him, the human blockade of protest organizers continued to stand in front of me to stop me from catching my assailant, and so I went to the hospital,” Tartak added. (DC / VFI News)

“God, we pray for Sahar Tartak and all other Jewish students who face discrimination and antisemitism daily. We pray for their physical and mental health in Yeshua’s name and hope that You continually remind them that as long as they trust in You, they have nothing to be afraid of and no weapon formed against them shall prosper. At the same time, we urge the international community and esteemed universities to take a public stance against such horrifying behaviors and strict measures that will prevent similar acts in the future.”