Archive for the ‘Ethiopians’ tag
An indictment has been filed against a shuttle driver from Mevaseret Zion who hurled racist remarks at children of Ethiopian origins riding in his shuttle. It is also claimed that he forced them to clean the vehicle.
(Hebrew – mynet)
For the first time, the Ministry of Health has admitted that Ethiopian women were widely treated with injections of the long acting contraceptive drug “Depo-Provera” in order to reduce the birth rate among them. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Female immigrants from Ethiopia claim they were threatened that if they did not agree to receive a treatment by injection of Depo Provera, a long-term contraceptive, they would not be allowed into Israel. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Jajao Bimero, An Israeli student of Ethiopian descent, claims that he had been attacked with pepper spray and an electric shocker by a policeman in Haifa when he tried to assist a woman of Ethiopian descent who was being beaten by the policeman.
A young Ethiopian man was assaulted by right-wing demonstrators in south Tel-Aviv after they mistook him for a foreign national. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew - Ynet)
During a police raid in Afula in search of drugs, police officers cursed a youth instructor working with the Ethiopian community when he requested that they show him their police IDs, saying “Who the hell are you to ask us to identify ourselves”, and “You’re an asshole that asks for ID, you’re an impudent, stupid Ethiopian”.
(Hebrew - Walla)
Ethiopean new immigrants from the city of Ashkelon were denied access to the public shelter by their neighbours, during a shelling.
Ethiopian youths held a demonstration in Netanya against the discrimination of Ethiopian students in the city’s schools. In two of the city’s schools, Ethiopians make up more than 90% of the student body.
An IDF soldier from the Ethiopian community who served as a security guard at the base of an elite unit is suing the Ministry of Defense for racism, claiming he was subject to discrimination and called a “dirty stinking Ethiopian”.
Yakov Vaknin, a contractor from Kiryat Malachi, charges Ethiopian buyers prices that are higher by approximately 250,000 Shekels than the prices he charges other buyers for similar apartments.