Israel is bracing for a third day of intense protests over the police killing of 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah, with leaders calling for calm and restrain. .
President Reuven Rivlin appealed on Wednesday to members of the Israeli-Ethiopian community to avoid a “civil war.”
“We must stop and think together how to continue from here. This is not a civil war,” he said. The president added that “we must exhaust the investigation into the death of Solomon and we must prevent the next death.”
The victim’s father also urged restraint from both demonstrators and police, vowing to prevent another death.
“I want to thank all the people of Israel for supporting us, I ask the demonstrators not to act violently, and I call on the police to act with restraint and patience, and my son can no longer be returned, but we want a fair trial and a fair system of law. Another child will not be killed, “said David Takke.
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