Israeli Border Policewoman’s ‘Courageous’ Handling of Palestinian Rioter Goes Viral
An Israeli Border Police officer became an internet sensation on Wednesday after photos of her arresting an Arab rioter in Jerusalem’s Old City started circulating on social media, Israel’s nrg news website reported.
Sergeant Shani Keren Feldman also received praise from Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan for her handling of the Palestinian, who had sprayed gas at a security guard.
On his Facebook page, Erdan commented on meeting the “brave” officer. She “did not hesitate to grab and overpower the rioter, while fending off other Arab rioters trying to extricate him from her grip,” Erdan gushed.
He also praised Feldman for her “courage and performance,” adding, “I salute you!”
Israeli website 0404 even proclaimed that Feldman had “restored honor to Jerusalem,” after videos surfaced on Tuesday of Jewish worshipers being harassed and humiliated by Arabs in the Old City as they made their way to Sukkot prayers at the Western Wall.
Social media users also circulated memes of Feldman’s chokehold of the rioter, with various humorous captions.