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Tel Aviv - Ethiopian Israeli Mothers Protest Police Violence

Published on: July 8, 2019 03:36 PM
By: AP
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Ethiopians and supporters take part in a protest against police violence and discrimination following the death of 19-year-old Ethiopian, Solomon Tekah who was shot and killed few days ago in Kiryat Haim by an off-duty police officer, in Tel Aviv, July 8, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90Ethiopians and supporters take part in a protest against police violence and discrimination following the death of 19-year-old Ethiopian, Solomon Tekah who was shot and killed few days ago in Kiryat Haim by an off-duty police officer, in Tel Aviv, July 8, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Tel Aviv - Dozens of mothers are marching through Tel Aviv in a show of rising anger over a police officer’s fatal shooting of an Ethiopian Israeli teenager, which touched off violent protests last week.

Police were out in force as Ethiopian Israeli women and their supporters rallied on Monday, demanding justice for Solomon Tekah, 18, whose death has become a symbol of what the Ethiopian community in Israel describes as a pattern of police brutality and discrimination.

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The police officer who shot Tekah remains under investigation by the Justice Ministry.

Street demonstrations had resumed after a seven-day mourning period that follows burial in Jewish tradition.

Israel’s largely impoverished community of Ethiopian immigrants, who make up less than 2% of the population, have long alleged government neglect and routine police harassment.

Ethiopians and supporters take part in a protest against police violence and discrimination following the death of 19-year-old Ethiopian, Solomon Tekah who was shot and killed few days ago in Kiryat Haim by an off-duty police officer, in Tel Aviv, July 8, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90Ethiopians and supporters take part in a protest against police violence and discrimination following the death of 19-year-old Ethiopian, Solomon Tekah who was shot and killed few days ago in Kiryat Haim by an off-duty police officer, in Tel Aviv, July 8, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90


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 Jul 08, 2019 at 04:23 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

they like ilhan omar are an ungrateful people who were taken from a forsaken sand dune where people died of starvation that were failed states into 1st world country where due to laziness, no ambition and other inert deficiencies have failed to rise up despite being surrounded by the decesendents of Holocaust survivors, Jews abused by the KGB, and Sefardim who suffered their own tragedies by the ISLAM worshippers. This shows they are NOT Jews but rather the same Bantu as that inhabit Somalia and Ethiopia.

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 12:40 AM Naftush Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

they like ilhan omar are an ungrateful people who were taken from a forsaken sand dune where people died of starvation that were failed states into 1st world country where due to laziness, no ambition and other inert deficiencies have failed to rise up despite being surrounded by the decesendents of Holocaust survivors, Jews abused by the KGB, and Sefardim who suffered their own tragedies by the ISLAM worshippers. This shows they are NOT Jews but rather the same Bantu as that inhabit Somalia and Ethiopia.

That's tellin' 'em! The KKK could'na put it better!

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