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Reporter Shares ‘A Moment in a Settler Woman’s Life’

Journalist shares a moment of fear unique to ‘settler’ women.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 5/31/2013, 10:17 AM

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Journalist and former Yesha Council spokesperson Emily Amrousi has shared a brief look into the life of a “settler” woman on the roads of Judea or Samaria (Shomron).

“I was driving on the road from Peduel to Beit Aryeh today (in Samaria, ed.) , in an area without cell phone reception, dying of fear, preparing for the motion before the rock is thrown at me,” she told her Facebook followers.

“I was hurrying to get to my children who were returning from daycare. And then the ‘no fuel’ light went on,” she related.

“I have gas in my trunk,” she continued. “But a young woman with a green scarf covering her hair [marking her as an Orthodox Jewess – ed.], in an Israeli car, in the middle of the "territories", with only Palestinian trucks made in 1948 driving past – she doesn’t stop her car.”

Amrousi said she briefly considered calling local army personnel to ask if there were soldiers nearby so that she could stop near them to refill her tank. “But there was no cell phone reception,” she explained.

In the end, she reached a gas station near Beit Aryeh. “I was cursing the mother of all Volkswagens,” she wrote. “I got to the gas station with an engine full of smoke.”

“I had been driving back from a meeting with senior military officials, during which I tried to explain how our lives here are messed up,” she added. “A moment in the life of a settler woman.”