Tel Aviv man suspected of torching migrant homes

Police say evidence links Shapira neighborhood resident to recent firebomb attack on homes of African refugees


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, Ynet reported Sunday.

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. Israelis spit at them on the street.”

Dori, a neighborhood resident, said that while she is against hurling firebombs, it is the migrants who usually instigate the violence. “We are afraid to walk the streets or send our children to the park alone,” she said.

Another Shapira resident said: “We are not a sewer in which all the refugees are thrown into. They should be scattered all over the country. Let us live.”

  1. #1 by ruby22-kate on 04/29/2012 - 9:34

    These immigrants who have decided that immigration ended when they came to Palestine are the vilest of the vile, the crudest, most barbaric people, with nothing of virture in their characters.

    We have here people with no compassion, no consideration, completely selfish and egotistical.

    The tribe has not seemed to change since Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice.”

    The rest of the world has changed, but now it’s illegal to criticize Jews, zionism, Israeli entity, yet their evil oozes and contaminates all they come in contact with.

    Quick, name one thing the Jews have done for the good of mankind……isn’t there at least one accomplishment? No not even one, these are your useless eaters.

  2. #2 by tony on 04/29/2012 - 9:34

    “Arab Sand Niggers” is so redundant. Kind of like; Raid; Kills bugs dead. And; Enjoy a free gift!!!

  3. #3 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on 04/30/2012 - 9:34

    Oh, well no surprise here! The jews are the ones promoting illegal immigration here in America but they don’t want it in their little racist, stolen country? Sorry Shapira, but all of Israel is a sewer and you’re just a bunch of sewer rats.

  4. #4 by Om on 04/30/2012 - 9:34

    When the rabbit looks down, he sees a match-stick, and gets jealous as hell.

  5. #5 by Naeem on 04/30/2012 - 9:34

    A bet this shapiro is an immigrant but his the right jew ashkenazi so its ok

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