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Closed Society: November 18, 2012

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The Hotline for Migrant Workers reports that on Thursday six Israelis assaulted an Eritrean asylum seeker on Mesilat Yesharim street in south Tel-Aviv.  The asylum seeker required hospital treatment for the wound sustained in the assault.

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November 18th, 2012 at 9:33 am

Closed Society: November 4, 2012

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A young Sudanese national was assaulted in broad daylight and knocked unconscious by two men as they exited a Tel-Aviv bar.  A human rights activist who came to his aid was herself assaulted by the men. (Xinhua)

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(Hebrew – Walla)

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November 4th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Closed Society: October 28, 2012

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Residents of Tel Giborim neighborhood in Holon claim that recently there has been a rise in the number of African asylum seekers living in their neighborhood, and that this has caused a decline in their sense of security.  However, no complaints of criminal activity conducted by the asylum seekers have been lodged with the police.

(Hebrew – mynet)

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October 28th, 2012 at 8:09 am

Closed Society: June 4, 2012

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An apartment rented by Eritreans in Jerusalem was torched and four of its residents were injured.  One of the walls was sprayed with the words “Get out of the neighborhood”. (Haaretz) In recent weeks the apartment’s owner received threats that if he doesn’t evict the residents, the building will be torched. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Closed Society: May 31, 2012

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An indictment has been served in the Tel-Aviv Juvenile Court against eleven minors who are charged with assaulting foreign nationals in Tel-Aviv.  According to the indictment, the accused organized in order to commit violent acts against the foreign nationals, based on their ethnic and national background. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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May 31st, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Closed Society: May 23, 2012

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Foreigners and left wing activists were assaulted during a demonstration demanding the expulsion of foreigners held at the Tel-Aviv-Yafo neighborhood of HaTikva.  In addition, the headlights and windows of a vehicle in which foreign nationals were driving were smashed, as well as the windows of stores owned by asylum seekers.  During the demonstration speeches were made by members of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud), Miri Regev (Likuds), and Michael Ben-Ari (National Union).

(Hebrew - Walla)

(Hebrew - Twitter)