Fires and fights erupt at tent city in Holon slum

11.08.2011                      11.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Fires and fights erupt at tent city in Holon slum

Residents of tent city in Jesse Cohen slum vow to attack police, go down fighting if campsite is forcibly evacuated.

Tires and a couch were set on fire on a major thoroughfare in Holon on Wednesday, as residents of a campsite in the city’s Jesse Cohen slum vowed to fight back against a rumored eviction of their tent city.
The atmosphere was highly tense on Wednesday afternoon, as dozens of local residents, including entire families and a large number of children, waited to face down police they heard were coming to evacuate them….