June 4, 2012

AFROREIN:

Jerusalem apartment housing migrants firebombed (Harriet Sherwood, 6/04/12, guardian.co.uk)

An Eritrean woman stands with her daughter outside a Jerusalem apartment housing migrants which was set ablaze. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images
An apartment housing 10 Eritreans has been firebombed in Jerusalem, against the backdrop of rising anti-migrant sentiment in Israel.

Four of the occupants were taken to hospital suffering burns and smoke inhalation. Graffiti sprayed on the walls of the building said: "Get out of the neighbourhood." [...]

The attack in the early hours of Monday morning follows a series of firebombings in southern Tel Aviv - an area in which African migrants are concentrated - including apartments and a kindergarten. Shops run by or serving migrants were smashed up and looted in a violent demonstration last month, in which Africans were attacked.

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