47 Police Injured, 60 Arrested As Ethiopian Israeli Protests Turn Violent

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Police said some 47 officers were injured on Tuesday in nationwide protests by Israel’s Ethiopian community, as a show of anger over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by an off-duty cop earlier this week took an increasingly violent turn.

Nineteen-year-old Solomon Tekah was shot dead during an altercation in the Kiryat Haim neighborhood of Haifa on Sunday. An eyewitness to the shooting has reportedly told the Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department that, contrary to the officer’s claims, he did not appear to have been in danger when he opened fire. The officer was briefly arrested before being released to house arrest, sparking rage in the community.

The Israel Police said 60 demonstrators were arrested across the country over the disturbances. The rallies devolved into riots in some areas, leaving dozens hurt and at least four cars damaged, as some 50,000 commuters remained stuck in traffic for hours in the turmoil gripping the country.

Read more at Times of Israel.

{Matzav.com}

6 COMMENTS

  1. Here we see a clear double standard. The Israeli police use vicious aggressive force and brutality against peaceful Charedie protesters, but then take a hands off approach to these violent African-Israeli demonstrators. For the violent Ethiopians, they allow them to vent and cause property damage and mayhem. Lapid & Lieberman are nowhere to be found.

    • Not only do the police take a hands off approach, they even join their protests – as long as it’s not chareidim protesting.

        • That’s the only way to get through to the Zionists. Most issues accomplished by hayehadus hachareidis are only through protests, especially when they were violent. Tested and proven.

  2. its all about Culture!!!! the Jewish Culture!! tell me how many Religious Ethiopians were there VIOLENTLY protesting? i think you can blame zionism they were brought over / saved and given NO Religion or had what they did have taken from them its like the Yemanites the zionist suppressed their ability to be interrogated into a proper sustainable society called being Jewish and without at least knowing what they are not doing its going to fail. and i feel sad for them. they came and were ripped off the the secular zionist

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