Group claiming to be Jewish clashes with police

31.03.2011                      25.Adar ll, 5771

Äthiopien:

Group claiming to be Jewish clashes with police

About 80 people injured, 80 arrested in demonstrations outside Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa as group demands right to immigrate to Israel.

The complicated issue of Ethiopian Jewish heritage and eligibility for aliya came to the fore again on Wednesday morning, as thousands of demonstrators clashed with police outside the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, local media there reported.
“I can confirm that about 80 people were injured in the demonstrations, four were taken to the hospital and all but one person, who is in serious condition, have been sent home,” Asher Seyum, the Jewish Agency representative in Ethiopia, told The Jerusalem Post.