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Ethiopian Israelis Riot In Tel Aviv And Other Cities After Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots And Kills Teen

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Ethiopian Israelis Riot In Tel Aviv And Other Cities After Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots And Kills Teen

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On July 2nd and 3rd Ethiopian-Israelis rioted in Israel and primarily in Tel Aviv, after an off-duty police officer shot and killed a 19-year-old male.

According to the official version provided by the authorities, police units arrived at the scene, according to police, and discovered that the incident occurred when the off-duty officer, who was in the playground area with his wife and three children, saw a fight nearby. He approached the group that was involved in the fight, and after making clear to the group that he was a policeman, they started throwing stones at him.

The officer himself claimed that he felt he was in a life-threatening situation and fired for reasons that police said are “still being looked into.”

The off-duty officer allegedly shot towards the ground, because he “was worried about collateral damage to surrounding buildings and people in Kiyat Haim.” The bullet ricocheted and struck the 19-year-old Solomon Tekah.

Tekah was taken to nearby Rambam Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The policeman was injured in the upper part of his body and also taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Immediately after that, police called for “restraint, responsibility and to avoid increasing tensions.”

“I call upon the leadership of the Ethiopian community to do everything in their power to restrain the extra tensions and feelings,in order to continue to focus on the important process of integrating between the community and the police,” acting police commissioner Moti Cohen said.

“The Israel Police is sympathetic to the Tekah family for the tragic loss of life,” said Cohen in a statement. “This is an event whose results are difficult, and therefore a thorough investigation is required to take place.”

Similarly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “our cohesion in moments… of trials and tribulations is ultimately the key to our power.” He expressed regret over the loss of Tekah and said that he spoke with the acting commissioner, who “promised that we would make a great effort to get to the truth as soon as possible.”

“The death of Solomon Tekah is a great tragedy,” the prime minister said. ”Our hearts are with the family and lessons will be learned, but one thing is clear: we cannot tolerate the violence we saw yesterday, we cannot see the blocking of roads, Molotov cocktails, attacks on police and citizens and private property. This is something that cannot be tolerated, and the police are preparing accordingly to prevent it.”

The protests erupted, not only caused by the death, but rather by Ethiopian Israelis being treated as “Second-class citizens.”

Demonstrators shut down 12 major junctions across the country, including in the large city of Tel Aviv, leading to huge traffic jams.

“End the killing, end the racism,” some chanted.

According to police, more than 110 officers were wounded in the clashes, including from stones and bottles hurled at them, and 136 protesters were arrested for rioting.

Tekah’s father, Workah Tekah, supports the protesters but has called for them to avoid violence. Still, he says he wants what happened to his son to never happen again.

“We respect the laws and customs. Why are we not respected? We have to live together. Enough! Let us be at peace. I want to be the last parent to bury their child,” he said during a eulogy for his son.

Similar riots happened in 2015 when Ethiopian Israelis pushed back against police violence after a video emerged of two Israeli police officers beating up an Ethiopian Israeli soldier.

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  • χρηστος

    those apes dont belong to any civilized country. a lesson to be learned. even though they are Israelis look at thei behaviour. imagine what they can do to European countries those coming from Africa. And they are doing much harm. rapes ,robberies ,riots ,destruction. thats what the no borders scums bring to Europe.

    • King_GeorgXIII

      Israel is an apartheid state. People with your mindset are the reason the world is a fucked up place!

      • occupybacon

        Now South Africa is such a haven, since the whites started to leave.

        • King_GeorgXIII

          well if you put it like that ask that the homeless in the USA starving! Or the many poor in the EU! Such a heaven isnt it!

          • occupybacon

            Ask them what? How come they are not living USA and EU for mother Africa?

          • King_GeorgXIII

            how it is living as a homeless in a great white country!

          • occupybacon

            A lot better than being eaten by cannibals in their own shit holes, since not a single one wants to go back.

          • Concrete Mike

            Proclamations !!! Eaten by cannibals are you kidding me??!!!

            Un vrai crisse de paen!!

          • occupybacon
          • King_GeorgXIII

            somebody who reads Fake news shouldnt be listen to in the first place! White people running around the world and steal other peoples resources and wealth! Africa is looted by white people! Thats why they are rich!

          • occupybacon

            Yeah they looted Wakanda, bring the Vibranium back!

        • Concrete Mike

          Its better for the blacks now yes. There people too arent they?

        • Saddam Hussein

          South Africa has shit ties with the Zionist regime, therefore theyre repilled and based.

      • χρηστος

        got a point there……but that justifies the violence or the Lynching? would you tolerate such actions in your country (no matter which)?

    • You can call me Al

      Sorry which ones ?.

      • χρηστος

        the orcs in the video? the criminals?the mob?the barbarians?

    • Saddam Hussein

      Israel isnt a civilised country, its not even a real country.

      • bla

        true , Israel is just human trash

    • Smith Ricky

      Civilized? You forgot Isreal has the biggest concentration camp? You call that civilized?

      • χρηστος

        got a point there.

    • bla

      The only ape and uncivilized scumbag is you , piece of shit ukranazi racist troll, you are now blocked

      • χρηστος

        firsst of all im not ukrainian ,second im not a nazi and third i was refearing to a specific incident not talking about a specific race……or nationality…as you are talking about ukrainians for example…..so im returning your ‘racist’ comment…..

    • eurasian

      Greetings from Germany.
      German criminal statistics show some % more things like stealing hand-bags “Handtaschendiebstahl” (where the money is, Germans use cash) since 2015.
      Considering, that Germany has generally a relatively low rate of criminality and since 2015 came ~2 mio migrants (on ~80 mio Germans) these some % more “Hanttaschendiebstahl” is nothing.
      What you claim is completely wrong.

      If you hate other humans, then you hate humans and so you hate yourself.

      • χρηστος

        its called ‘political correct’ journalism…..you cant write anything about the race of the criminals because the Antifa scams will try to burn the newspaper because you are racist . please spare me the lecture…..for many years people worked in various European countries as immigration was a solution for survival from economic torn countries. no problem or minor back them. peple respected the countries that hosted them, loved them more than their own country and raised their children there as proper citizens that want to give to the society. what we have now is human trafficking. slaves pay or agree to work for the cost of their transport for almost a lifetime. furthermore we hav organized fanatics that want to enforc silam to modern countries . totally dfferent story here. Hardcore Muslims hate everything in western civilization. why not hate them back then?

  • You can call me Al

    As for the text …

    Anna Ahronheim✔
    @AAhronheim
    · Jul 2, 2019
    Replying to @AAhronheim

    My partner’s sister was stuck in a traffic jam for 1hr in Rishon. She was trying to go 1.5km…

    Well the fat, fucking, useless, yid, should have walked then.

  • Saddam Hussein

    Hahahahahahahah looks like the Israeli spring just started.

  • eurasian

    Why ethiopian-israeli young man throw stones at a police man?

    Looking at Israel:
    Except gas-chambers the Israelis do everything to the Palestinians, what the Germans did to the european Jews.
    This is classic psychopathic, how formerly victims turn into monsters that do the same to others, what was done to them. And it’s all well known, who doesn’t want to become such a monster, just can read some books about the psychological functions …
    But it seems, most Israelis don’t want to know about these quite simple things an so they are the same extremely racists like most Germans have been a century ago.
    Extremely racism must be THE NORM in Israel, otherwise they couln’t do to the Palestinians, what they do to them and then it’s very unlikely, that the Palestinians are the only ones, who are targets of the racism.
    Then the circle – how formerly victims turn into monsters that do the same to others, what was done to them – begins again and so young ethiopian man become aggressive and trow stones at israeli police man …
    Israel is a strong state in terms of strong military, strong secret service, strong police … just in terms of building up a society the Israelis failed.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    Hahahahhaa yes topple that fucked up govt and netanyahu!!!! Kick him the fuck out!

    • χρηστος

      dont bet your money on them.

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        maybe that is what they need, money :)))