Tel Aviv rocked by demonstrations in wake of arrest of African in rape of elderly woman
Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 2, 2013
Residents of the neighborhood in south Tel Aviv say their community has been taken over by “refugees” and they want them deported.
Here is one of several stories on the latest crime, from YNet news:
“Today was a really hard day since aside from going to work, we didn’t leave our homes. We are afraid of the police and afraid of the Israelis, hatred is felt on the streets.” This is how Salman, 32, a Sudanese asylum-seeker has described the situation in south Tel Aviv.
Salman, like many of his friends and acquaintances who live in the vicinity of Tel Aviv’s central bus station, fears the vengeance likely to take a toll following the arrest of the Eritrean man suspected of raping an 83-year-old woman.
Go to the YNet story from the day before about how the “horrendous rape” of an old woman rattled the neighborhood, here, leading to the demonstrations.
“Refugees” say they aren’t all criminals and say the Israelis just don’t like blacks. The migrants to Israel have had it good so far, they aren’t placed in detention as they are in Australia. (Australia faces criticism daily for that detention policy).
A refugee from Darfur, who infiltrated Israel two years ago said that “the situation is really difficult here, we hear people calling out ‘we don’t want the Sudanese’ and we stay in our homes. The Israelis don’t differentiate between us – to them, we are all black.
“I want to tell them that we are not criminals we are refugees who fled war. Just like in every place, there are people who commit crimes but most of my friends and I just want some peace and quiet.”
Residents: deport them all.
As a result of the horrifying rape of the elderly woman, an uproarious demonstration was held on Monday night in which dozens of south Tel Aviv’s residents and right-wing activists demanded the deportation of the African migrants.
Maybe the Israelis should go study that Greek border security success story.
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