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In aftermath of shooting of Ethiopian-Israeli by police, community cries ‘Black lives matter.’

Ethiopians across the country took to the streets in protest and pain following the shooting incident Sunday night that killed Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah. It was not a protest about this specific shooting incident, said members of the community, but a cry that racism is a real and big issue in Israeli society.

“This type of racism didn’t just start yesterday, it’s been alive since before our ancestors got here,” Naftali Aklum, an Ethiopian-Israeli who runs educational workshops on the history of his community, told The Jerusalem Post. He said that Ethiopian Jews “walked over 300 miles from Ethiopia to Sudan, stayed in refugee camps, lost 4,000 Ethiopians on the way and when they finally made it to Israel, this is how they treated us.” Read More...

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