Thursday, July 04, 2019

Ethiopian Israelis demand Equality

Ethiopians, demonstrations, rioting,Israel, According to Algemeiner:
Protesters Block Major Road Junctions Across Israel After Ethiopian Teen Killed by Cop

Thousands of Israelis of Ethiopian descent and their supporters staged sit-down protests at major road junctions throughout the country on Tuesday after a member of the immigrant community was shot dead by police.

Around 20,000 Ethiopian Jews, who trace their roots to the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, were brought to Israel on secret flights in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. But they have at times complained of racist discrimination.

On Saturday, 18-year-old Solomon Tekah was shot dead in the northern city of Haifa by an off-duty policeman. The policeman said he drew his gun while trying to intervene in a brawl between two groups of youths, who ended up turning against him. A police spokesman said the officer who carried out the shooting had been arrested pending an investigation.

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