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First attack of it's kind against African migrants in Tel-Aviv;Hundreds of social activists protest for solidarity with the Africans

TA Police arrested a 20-year-old resident of Tel Aviv on suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails at the homes of asylum-seeking migrants in the city's Shapira neighborhood.
Firebombs were hurled overnight Friday at four homes in which African migrants reside and towards another apartment which also serves as a kindergarten. No injuries were reported, but the structures were damaged.

Investigators have gathered forensic evidence that allegedly links the suspect to the crime. Police are still trying to determine whether the suspect had any accomplices.





Following the incident, some 200 social activists held a rally in the Shapira neighborhood on Friday in support of the migrants. "It was just a matter of time," said Orit Marom of the Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel. "The incitement against asylum-seekers is terrible."

Dori, a neighborhood resident, said th

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Added: Apr-29-2012 Occurred On: Apr-29-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: African migrants, Molotov cocktails, Tel-Aviv, Social activists
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