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Closed Society: May 25, 2012

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Police charged a 40 year-old man together with seven teens ages 15-17 and four minors under 14  with attacking asylum seekers. The suspects would show up at public parks with batons, iron bars and tear gas and assault African asylum seekers sitting or walking alone.

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May 25th, 2012 at 9:29 am

Closed Society: May 6, 2012

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Two Molotov cocktails were thrown tonight at a residential building in the Hanoch street in Hatikva neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv, where a few African refugees live. No one was hurt and no property damage occurred.

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May 6th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Closed Society: April 27, 2012‎

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Four molotov cocktails were thrown in the early morning toward the homes of refugees from Eritrea and Sudan and toward a refugee kindergarten in the Shapira neighborhood of southern Tel Aviv. No one was injured in the incidents and the buildings were lightly damaged.

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April 27th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Closed Society: July 12, 2011

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Unknown vandals last weekend punctured three tires of a parked TIPH (Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron) vehicle, in the Kfar Shalem neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv.

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July 12th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Closed Society: 21 December, 2010

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Hundreds of people, mostly residents of South Tel Aviv neighborhoods, demonstrated against refugees and migrant laborers living in their neighborhoods. The residents complain of violence and that Jewish women are pestered. Tamir Yaakov, a resident of Ramle of Ethiopian origins, was booed at firs when he stepped up to speak to the assembled crowd, until he made it clear that he was a Jew. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Closed Society: 17 December 2010

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A protest conference was held yesterday in the South of Tel Aviv, with approximately 100 local residents, rabbis, and politicians. Shlomo Massalawi (Likud) said that “the infiltrators’ desire to return to their own country proves that the stories about anyone returning to Sudan being killed are fairytales made up by the New Israel Fund organizations.” Additionally, members of the Kipa Achat forum, which unites several Jewish organizations, has declared that it will start promoting religious settlement in the south of the city, in order to “bring back a Jewish character to the south of Tel Aviv.” (Hebrew)

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December 18th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Closed Society: 9 December, 2010

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Approximately 150 people took part in a conference held yesterday in the South Tel Aviv Qiryat Shalom neighborhood protesting the government’s impotence in handing the refugee problem. Rabbi Michael Aravov, who lives in the neighborhood, said “there is no place in the world where refugees have human rights and residents to not.” Another resident said that “the first rain will be here soon, the sewage will overflow, and all of the diseases the Africans brought with them will float up.” City Council member Binyamin Babayof (Shas) called on residents to refrain from renting apartments to refugees. (Hebrew)

Closed Society: 7 September 2010

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Increasing numbers of landlords in South Tel Aviv are refusing to rent out their apartments to migrant laborers. According to realtor Yaakov Lalamayov, “migrant laborers now find it much harder to find apartments for rent in the neighborhood, especially Sudanese ones. The neighborhood today has many property owners who are only prepared to rent to Israelis.”

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September 7th, 2010 at 8:01 pm