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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Demonstrators attack African migrants in south Tel Aviv

Likud MK describes Sudanese migrants as cancer; government prepares for mass deportation.

By Ilan Lior  and Tomer Zarchin  |  May.24, 2012

Israelis protest against African migrant workers in south Tel Aviv, May 23, 2012. 
Photo by Moti Milrod

Some 1,000 protesters rallied in Tel Aviv's Hatikva neighborhood on Wednesday and called for the ousting of African asylum seekers from Israel.

 Demonstrators attacked African passersby while others lit garbage cans on fire and smashed car windows.

 Another group of demonstrators stopped a shuttle taxi and searched for migrant workers among the passengers, while banging on the windows.

 The crowd cried "The people want the Sudanese deported" and "Infiltrators get out of our home."

 Likud MK Miri Regev participated in the protest and said that "the Sudanese were a cancer in our body." (...)

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