Protesters Can be Reporters Too

After Code Pink “peace activist” Rae Abileah was tackled to the ground in the House Gallery after shouting during Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s speech before Congress, she was taken to GWU Hospital with alleged neck and shoulder injuries.

While there, police arrested her.

But not before granting fellow Code Pinker Medea Benjamin a biased bedside interview. Because anyone can be a reporter these days — right?

This is what Abileah told Benjamin at the hospital: “I am in great pain, but this is nothing compared to the pain and suffering that Palestinians go through on a regular basis,” said Abileah from her hospital bed. “I have been to Gaza and the West Bank, I have seen Palestinians homes bombed and bulldozed, I have talked to mothers whose children have been killed during the invasion of Gaza, I have seen the Jewish-only roads leading to ever-expanding settlements in the West Bank. This kind of colonial occupation cannot continue. As a Jew and a U.S. citizen, I feel obligated to rise up and speak out against stop these crimes being committed in my name and with my tax dollars.”

Benjamin released the above quotes in a release.