Border cops in Israel arrested after attack on trans woman

israeli border copsTHE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A trans woman leaving a Tel Aviv night club was attacked by group of masked men using pepper spray and a stun gun. Police officers eventually arrested 11 men — most members of Israel’s Border Police. The woman was not severely injured according to Ynet News. The men were placed under 5-day house arrest.

There is some question of whether the attack was a transphobic incident or a random prank, however, LGBT officials in the country insisted that trans people are a prime target for violence and the offenders should face hate crime charges.

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Prank or not, to the woman, this was mob violence against her — a particularly ugly kind of cowardice exhibited by these men. The least we should see here is termination of their law enforcement careers. They’re not fit to serve their country.

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The earlier reports I saw were sketchy or the translation was poor. My thanks to Yisha Garbasz for bringing this English version to my attention.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4472951,00.html

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Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans, Transphobia, exploitation, dehumanizing, violence, hate

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