Kiryat Malachi: Hundreds protest racism against Ethiopians

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January 10, 2012 16:54

 
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Hundreds demonstrated in Kiryat Malachi on Thursday in protest of local apartment owners refusing to sell or rent to Israelis of Ethiopian descent.

The practice was revealed in a Channel 2 news expose last week, depicting a Kiryat Malachi neighborhood council whose residents signed a pledge vowing not to rent or sell houses to Ethiopians.

In the Channel 2 segment, one resident of the Bar-Yehuda neighborhood in the poor development town can be heard saying “the only good Ethiopian is a dead Ethiopian.” Another resident said Ethiopians “have a stench like an atomic bomb.”

An additional resident of the 120-family neighborhood said that Ethiopians will bring down the real estate values, before adding that he wouldn’t rent to an Ethiopian even if he was the IDF chief of staff. The same resident said Ethiopians who move into the neighborhood will start holding elaborate African rituals in public spaces, including slaughtering cattle and setting up tents “like they do there [Africa]”.

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