Ethiopian Israelis in Tel Aviv protest Israel Attorney General’s closure of criminal case against police officer who assaulted Ethiopian IDF soldier
- Hundreds took to the streets in demonstration, with road blockages and clashes with the police leading to at least 19 arrests.
- Joining the protests were keses, spiritual leaders in the Ethiopian Jewish community who say they lack official rights and recognition in their roles.
- Ethiopian Israeli soldiers organized an online protest despite law forbidding soldiers from engaging in protest still on the books.
“We are not enthusiasts of protests, but we are unwilling to remain silent. The attorney general closed the case against the policeman, and we will continue protesting until that case is opened.”
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