Peace activist Lonny Baskin on Wednesday donated a new bike to the Palestinian 8-year old girl that was bullied by border guard in Israel earlier this month. 8-year old, Anwar Burqan was taken away from her on August 2, and after collecting the bike, the family of Burqan said the bike was damaged that it could no longer be used.
Burqan tries her new bike
When a diamond merchant, Sami Jolles, who splits his time between the United States and Israel saw the video like we all did, he decided he wanted to help. Burqan experienced triggers an event that happened to his father in Europe in the 1920s. Sami said he was attacked, and his bicycle was thrown into the river.
Jolles believed that giving the girl a new bicycle was a good way to close that circle.
So through the help of a friend of his daughter, Jolles was able to contact peace activist Phil Saunders, so as to get Burqan a new bicycle.
Jolles with the new bike
Baskin, Saunders and Palestinian peace activist Ziad Sabateen delivered the bicycle with a good lock to Burqan home on Wednesday in Hebron.
Jolles said that the treatment of Palestinians is shameful, and he is sure that his dad would be proud of him.
Burqan is already using her bike, and will share the bike with nine other siblings, as she did before.
The border patrol that destroyed Burqan said they could not speak Arabic, and would not get their point across, so they resulted to "Bully: