Some two hundred people gathered on Tuesday in a Haifa suburb for a rally marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Solomon Teka, an Israeli of Ethiopian origin who was shot and killed by an off-duty policeman in Kiryat Haim, triggering a wave of protests. Protestors in Kiryat Haim, led by Teka's parents and sisters, marched from the site of the fatal confrontation between Teka and the police officer to the nearby Zevulun police station. The crowd chanted slogans including "A murderer cop must be in jail," "We want justice," "Justice for the Teka family. The year-old officer, whose high-profile trial is still ongoing, was charged with negligent homicide after the Justice Ministry unit responsible for investigating police officers reached the conclusion that the officer had no real reason to draw his gun and fire — even though Teka had physically confronted the policeman and threw rocks at him, sources involved in the investigation said. The rally in Haifa started off with a minute of silence dedicated to Teka and other victims of police violence. Warka Teka, the victim's father, also held a speech which was translated in real time into Hebrew.
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Shula Mola could be the poster child for the integration of Ethiopian Jews into Israeli society. The year-old immigrated in , part of the Operation Moses airlift, after making the treacherous trek across Sudan from her village in Ethiopia. She holds a doctorate in education from Ben-Gurion University and is a graduate of the prestigious Mandel School for Educational Leadership. Mola is also one of the most outspoken activists of the Ethiopian community , fighting against what she considers the institutionalized and deep-rooted racism in all Israeli society. She has been an activist since high school and was a co-founder of the Association of Ethiopian Jews , together with Rabbi Micha Odenheimer. Teka was 18 when he was killed by an off-duty policeman in June
Protesters Across Israel Seek Justice a Year After Police Killing of Black Teen
NETANYA, Israel — What stings most is not that he was arrested at 15, that his crime was speaking up for a younger boy, that he was one more Ethiopian harassed by the Israeli police, or even that he was pummeled by the police officer on the way to the station house. The fatal police shooting of an unarmed Ethiopian-Israeli teenager on June 30 has set off angry and sometimes violent protests in cities across Israel, forcing a national reckoning with what black Israelis say is a history of endemic racism, especially when it comes to treatment by the police. Ethiopian-Israelis, a tiny minority of , in a country of 9 million, say they hope the killing of year-old Solomon Tekah might finally be their Black Lives Matter moment. At a minimum, it has been a galvanizing one: In housing-complex courtyards and shady parks, on social media and in professional suites, people in all reaches of the community have become newly emboldened to speak out. At least four Ethiopian Israelis have been killed by police fire since
Racism in Israel encompasses all forms and manifestations of racism experienced in Israel , irrespective of the colour or creed of the perpetrator and victim, or their citizenship , residency , or visitor status. More specifically in the Israeli context, however, racism in Israel refers to racism directed against Israeli Arabs by Israeli Jews ,  intra-Jewish racism between the various Jewish ethnic divisions in particular against Ethiopian Jews ,  historic and current racism towards Mizrahi Jews and Jews of color, and racism on the part of Israeli Arabs against Israeli Jews. Racism on the part of Israeli Jews against Muslim Arabs in Israel exist in institutional policies, personal attitudes, the media, education, immigration rights, housing,  social life and legal policies. Some elements within the Ashkenazi Israeli Jewish population have also been described as holding discriminatory attitudes towards fellow Jews of other backgrounds, including against Ethiopian Jews , Indian Jews , Mizrahi Jews , Sephardi Jews , etc. Ethiopian Jews in particular have faced discrimination from non-Black Jews.