May 14, 2014
One of the Arab workers for the Israeli settlers on the Abu Haikal land threatened me with violence today for filming the destruction of the Abu Haikal’s retaining wall and the threatened destruction of an old olive tree.
I approached Emmanuel Eisenburg, the head of the works and said to him, ” One of your workers threatened me with violence and you have destroyed the Abu Haikal walls. Is this what you call being a good neighbour ?”
he said to me, I don’t recognise you as a human being. If you don’t stop causing trouble I will destroy the Abu Haikal tree. [next to their house]. I don’t talk to you. You are nothing to me.”
I said, ” You are saying you don’t consider me a human being ?”
“That’s what I said.”
A few minutes later he picked up a handful of dirt and threw it at me.