Fear and loathing in Hatikva

25.05.2012                      04.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 48 des Omer

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Fear and loathing in Hatikva

Israelis scared and angry after riot; Africans just scared.

A day after Wednesday night's mob attack on African migrants, the open-air market in South Tel Aviv's Hatikva neighborhood wore a facade of "back to normal". But the hatred remained. Things that would chill the blood of any Israeli were they said about Jews were said without hesitation on Thursday about African migrants.
"Come back at 8 or 9 P.M., and you'll understand what the residents feel," said Yoram Bar-Natan, an egg merchant. "You'll see more than 300 people sitting on the sidewalks drunk, beer or hard liquor in hand, 100 meters from here. People are afraid to walk down the street. When you come see for yourself, you'll understand"….