Habtom Zerhun, an Eritrean asylum seeker who was lynched after being shot during Sunday’s deadly terrorist attack at Be’er Sheva central bus station, having being mistaken for a terrorist, will not be recognized as an official victim of terrorism by the State of Israel.
Reason? Because he is an “infiltrator”, a dregatory word used by Israel officials instead of ‘illegal migrants.’
Several news agencies have reportedtoday the fatal shooting of an Eritrean citizen by Israeli soldiers in the city of Be’er Sheva. The brutal beating and killing of the Eritrean citizen has been explained as a case of “mistaken identity”. And, condolences have been conveyed to the Eritrean Embassy by Israeli authorities.
Clearly, this incident cannot hide but rather amplify the intensified violence that is being perpetrated against civilians. For the Eritrean people in particular, the tragic incident is a poignant reminder of the hidden and unreported repression routinely committed in Israel against tens of thousands of their compatriots. Continue reading Eritrea Condemns Killing of National in Israel “by Mistake”→
Gunman armed with a pistol and a knife stormed the Beersheba Central Bus Station on Sunday night, killing one IDF soldier, snatching his rifle and shooting and wounding at least 10 Israelis before being shot dead by police.