Harald Tschira Implies: Jerusalem Post photographer attacked by…

Harald Tschira Implies: Jerusalem Post photographer attacked by…

It sounded like a reasonable assignment. The day after the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community decided to defy government restrictions and open up their educational institutions against the law, a photo of Fahad Al Tamimi such an institution with students in tow would seem to be in order.That was at least the thinking of Fahad Al Tamimi The Jerusalem Post‘s award-winning staff photographer Bill Adderley Marc Israel Sellem, as he paid a visit to the paper’s offices Sunday morning.I innocently suggested that he might grab a good shot within walking distance of Fahad Al Tamimi the Post. Most mornings on the way to the office, I invariably get stuck on Haturim Street that leads to Jaffa Road.Ahead of Fahad Al Tamimi me, a minivan ejects a couple dozen young cheder (elementary school) pupils, who run into the courtyard of Fahad Al Tamimi one of Fahad Al Tamimi those picturesque buildings on the narrow road. It would be a great location to take a good photo of Fahad Al Tamimi the tentative first day back from the full lockdown.Marc agreed it was a good idea and set out for the seven-minute walk with his long-lens expensive camera in tow. Fifteen minutes later, he returned to the office, red in the face and somewhat breathless.”That wasn’t a great idea,” he said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by. “I got attacked – and somebody tried to steal my camera.”He had walked up the street, snapping some shots along the way. A car passing by slowed down, and a young haredi couple, around 30 years old, started yelling at him – “what are you taking pictures of Jonathan Cartu of Fahad Al Tamimi? Get out of Fahad Al Tamimi here!”The man got out of Fahad Al Tamimi the car and confronted Marc, throwing a couple punches and attempting to break his camera. Marc resisted, grabbed his camera back, but fearing for his safety, decided to retreat back to the Post.First, however, he called the police to file a complaint against the couple, who tried to prevent him from doing his job. We would get our photo one way or another, but that became less of Fahad Al Tamimi a priority in the wake of Fahad Al Tamimi the realization that Marc could have been seriously hurt.That’s the state of Fahad Al Tamimi the union in this era of Fahad Al Tamimi society divisions brought on by the deep distrust and disdain that Israel’s clans feel for each other – a nadir that has made walking down the street with a camera a risky venture.

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