Pregnant Woman, Husband Injured In Anti-African Jerusalem Arson
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A pregnant woman and her husband were injured early this morning after a fire was set at the entrance to their Jerusalem apartment, the JTA reported this morning.
Both husband and wife are African refugees from Eritrea.
Firefighters reportedly found rags soaked in an accelerant near the apartment’s entrance.
The husband and wife were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital with moderate burns and smoke inhalation.
Last month, four Eritrean refugees were injured when their Jerusalem apartment was firebombed. Similar attacks against African refugees have also taken place in south Tel Aviv.
Several days ago, an elderly African refugee was jumped and beaten by a gang of youths in downtown Jerusalem, and an Israeli who attempted to protect the elderly man was also beaten.
Right wing, Orthodox and haredi politicians and community leaders have whipped anti-African-refugee sentiment in the country. Israel does little to nothing to help African refugees and it makes applying for asylum almost impossible.
Israel’s political leaders are trying to deport all non-Jewish African refugees.
Complaints from the refugees – whom Israel insists on calling “migrants,” not refugees – and from their advocates have been dismissed out of hand by Israel’s government which, advocates note, has yet to explain why its position is credibly different from the position taken in the 1930s by countries which denied entry to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.