Member of Knesset Sharren Haskel cut her hair at a conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday night in a public act of solidarity with the ongoing protest movement that has swept Iran in recent weeks.
Haskel, a member of the center-right National Unity party, told the International Christian Embassy conference “As a (former) fighter in the IDF, I salute the brave women and their children who are fighting for their future and their homes,” Channel 12 quoted Haskel as saying.
“As a sign of solidarity, I am joining the protest that began with Mahsa Amini,” she said, adding the popular protest slogan “Women. Life. Freedom.” in both Farsi and English.
While the crowd applauded, the Canadian-born Haskel took a pair of scissors and cut off two locks of hair before promising the crowd that next year’s conference will feature Iranian female representatives.