Haaretz, Nov. 14, 2016


Cohen pulls a kaffiyeh off her neck and throws it to the ground. One of the women says in English: “Let us go through.” Cohen repeats they cannot pass through [.....] Cohen insists they turn back.

Cohen tells him, “Soldier, come here. They must not pass here with the kaffiyeh. The police decided that, not me. Let them walk by the spring.”

[...] A soldier signals that he intends to let the volunteers pass, at which Cohen once again takes command. The volunteers realize finally that only their male colleague will be allowed to go through because he is not wearing a kaffiyeh. They laugh in surprise, declare they will not give up on wearing their kaffiyehs - and the three take the longer detour.