Dozens of Ethiopian-Israelis to gather for protest against Israel Police Commissioner

Dozens of Ethiopian-Israelis will gather in front of the Public Security Minister’s home in Central Israel in light of the controversial remarks that the Israel Police Commissioner made yesterday. The protesters are expected to demand that the Israel Police Commissioner be fired.
Savyon, today Photo Credit: Ezri Amram/Channel 2 News

Dozens of Israeli citizens are expected to flock to Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s home today (Wednesday) in order to set up tents and begin a protest following the controversial remarks made by Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh yesterday.

Last night, the leaders of the protest called for the public to arrive at Erdan’s home in Savyon. The leaders claimed that the protest will not cease until Alsheikh is fired.

Yesterday, it was reported by JOL that when Alsheikh was asked about the way that police officers treat Ethiopian-Israelis, he said: “It has been proven that immigrants and youths are more violent.” Despite the public criticism voiced against Alsheikh following this statement, Erdan said that he supports the Israel Police Commissioner.

“The Israel Police Commissioner did not justify the phenomenon of over-policing against Ethiopian-Israelis and did not back it,” claimed Erdan in a statement this morning. “He did the opposite. He bravely said that there is such a problem and that the Israel Police is dealing with it.”

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