Orthodox Jewish boys Attack Israeli Lesbian Teen
A teenage girl was attacked by a group of young yeshiva students in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel.
The 17 year old girl, who prefers to be unnamed, was walking her usual route home before being attacked by a group of boys.
"It was the middle of the afternoon. I was wearing my headphones and I passed a bus stop for [Jewish orthodox] boys. There was a small group there. I passed them by and a few seconds later I started hearing yelling.
"They were yelling “lesbian” and “is it a boy or a girl?” and then they started throwing rocks at me. Once they saw I was hurt they ran away. I didn't chase them – I just got out of there."
"Why did they mob me? They were judging me based on my appearance – and they were right, the way I look isn't misleading – but the fact that a woman has a short hairdo doesn't mean anything."
The stones hit the teen’s face and bruised her but she sustained no serious injuries.
The teen and her mother filed a complaint with the police shortly after the incident and the matter is currently under investigation.
Discriminating on the ground of sexuality is prohibited according to Israeli law.