Molotov cocktails thrown at African migrant residences in Tel Aviv


(JTA) — Unidentified attackers threw Molotov cocktails at several residences of African migrants in Tel Aviv.

The attacks, which occurred Friday morning, were directed at four houses of migrants from Sudan and Eritrea, as well as at a public park where some migrants sleep. No one was injured in the incident, though according to Haaretz, one building suffered light exterior damage.

Police have characterized the attacks as “attempted arson” and have so far not named a suspect, according to The Jerusalem Post. Some neighbors of the refugees claim that the attacks were racially motivated, though police have not commented on the motive behind the attacks.

"People who incite racism should go to jail, and if the state does not stop them, we will stop them with our bodies,” Nir Nadir, a local resident, told The Jerusalem Post. The Post reported that Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai also condemned the attacks.

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