Self-Defense Classes in Knesset Hallways
(IsraelNN.com) The "El HaLev" organization held self-defense workshops for women on Tuesday in honor of International Women's Day. The group set up a workshop in the hallways of the Knesset, where MK Esterina Tartman, MK Nadia Hilou, and other women learned how to respond in case of attack.
Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik explained that she allowed the workshop to take place in the Knesset in order to demonstrate the importance of learning self-defense. Women often freeze when attacked, she said, a response that can lead to misunderstanding.