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Israel: Off-duty cop shoots and kills unarmed black Ethiopian Jewish teen UPDATE

Israel: Off-duty cop shoots and kills unarmed black Ethiopian Jewish teen UPDATE

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An Israeli off-duty police officer shot dead an 18 year old Ethiopian Israeli Jew, near Haifa, this Sunday sparking outrage amongst the Ethiopian Jewish population. Demonstrators voiced their outrage this Monday after the gunning down of an unarmed black Jewish teen in the area of Kiryat Haim, near Haifa which is located in Northern Israel. An off-duty Israeli police officer shot dead 18 year old, Soloman Tekha, claiming that the unarmed teens had put his life in danger, however, all of the eyewitnesses testified against this claim. The officer, who has not been identified over his personal “security concerns”, was apparently detained and later released to temporary house arrest following the incident. The claim made by the officer was that he approached an ongoing fight that had broken out and as he approached to help, he had stones thrown at him, this was then used as the justification – being the “life threatening” circumstance – for the drawing of his weapon and fatally…
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