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From Israel: The Ethiopian Riots – Distortion and Truth!, by Arlene Kushner

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July 8, 2019

Last Sunday, June 30, news broke that an unarmed Ethiopian 19 year old, Solomon Teka, had been shot dead by an off-duty policeman in Kiryat Haim, a neighborhood of Haifa.

Although this was not the fact of the matter, as we shall see below, many jumped to the conclusion – fed by media reports – that this was a case of a trigger-happy racist cop who shot an innocent teenager because he was black. One major news outlet here in Israel, for example, alluded to Teka having been “gunned down” – not exactly an objective description of what had transpired, especially as there had been no conclusion yet from a police investigation. (Please! read through to learn about the conclusions of that investigation, which have now been released.)

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On Tuesday, July 2, Teka’s funeral was held in Haifa.

After this, all hell broke loose: There were demonstrations all over the country, many violent.

According to Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (LIkud), the scope of the demonstrations, in so many locales simultaneously, was unprecedented.

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