Khaled Abu Mokh is an Israeli Arab Muslim who loves the Jewish state. He works at a hotel in Jerusalem, together with a number of other Israeli Arabs. Last week, one of those Arab co-workers violently attacked Abu Mokh over his pro-Israel stance.
The confrontation began when a fellow Arab co-worker used his coffee break to surf Facebook, where he saw that Khaled’s profile picture included an Israeli flag. The co-worker began to verbally abuse and threaten Khaled.
After work, Khaled headed home, but was chased down by the co-worker, who hurled a stone at his head. Khaled was taken to a local hospital with mild trauma and requiring several stitches.
Following his ordeal, Khaled told Israel’s Channel 20 News that he is used to such responses from “extremist” elements in the Arab community, but insisted that he will not be broken by them.
“We must not be afraid of them,” said the brave young Arab man. “I was raised [in Israel]. I open my eyes and see the flag of the nation where I was born. It is not the flag of Palestine. It is the Star of David. That is how my mother raised me.”
Khaled concluded by stating adamantly that the attack against him will only “strengthen my love for this amazing nation, and I am not alone. There are many Israeli Arabs who are no longer prepared to live in fear.”