The Mossawa Center denounces continued police violence against the Ethiopian community - مركز مساواة لحقوق المواطنين العرب في اسرائيل

The Mossawa Center denounces continued police violence against the Ethiopian community

The Mossawa center expresses solidarity with the Ethiopian community of Israel following another unlawful death at the hands of Israeli police forces.
 
Protests erupted on Monday night in Kiryat Haim outside of Haifa following the shooting of 19 year-old Solomon Tekah in a local park on Sunday night. Shot by an off-duty police officer, Tekah succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The police alleged that Tekah had been involved in a fight and had thrown stones at the officer. Eyewitnesses, however, have dismissed claims that the officer's life was threatened. Protesters gathered outside Haifa police station on Monday night, with similar demonstrations being held across the country. 
 
Undue force and violence has characterized the behaviour of the Israeli police force against the state’s minority groups for decades. Tekah’s murder, the second police killing to take place against Israelis of Ethiopian descent in six months, has thrown light on the second-class status of  communities of color in Israel. 
 
Over forty Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel have been murdered by Israeli police officers since 2000. The ‘restraint and responsibility’ called for by the police chief in light of Tekah’s death clearly does not apply to Israel’s marginalized groups, who remain the victims of state violence. While the officer who shot Tekah dead on Monday remains under police protection, such protection is not afforded to minority groups they are bound to protect. 
 
The Mossawa Center denounces the continuance of police violence and calls for an end to the discrimination and violence faced by marginalized groups in Israel.
 
The following is a list of Arab civilians deaths resulting from police brutality and hate crimes. For more information, please contact [email protected]
 

 

 

Name

 

Place of Residence

Date

Responsible Party

1

Eyad Lawabneh                                

Nazareth

2 October 2000

Police

2

Mohammed Jabareen

Umm al-Fahm

1 October 2000

Police

3

Ahmad Jabareen

Mu’awiya

2 October 2000

Police

4

Rami Ghara

Jatt

2 October 2000

Police

5

A’laa Nassar

Arrabeh

2 October 2000

Police

6

Asel Asleh

Arrabeh

2 October 2000

Police

7

Emad Ghanayem

Sakhnin

2 October 2000

Police

8

Waleed Abu Saleh

Sakhnin

2 October 2000

Police

9

Mosleh Abu Jarad

Umm al-Fahm

1 October 2000

Police

10

Ramez Bushnaq

Kufr Manda

3 October 2000

Police

11

Muhammed Khamayse

Kufr Kanna

3 October 2000

Police

12

Omar Akawe

Nazareth

8 October 2000

Police

13

Wisam Yazbek

Nazareth

8 October 2000

Police

14

Ahmed Tarabeen (21)

Segev Shalom

19 October 2000

Police

15

Mahmod Ahmed Tarabeen (20)

Tarabeen Al-Sanei

15 February 2001

Security Personnel

16

Haitham Abu Samadaneh

Tarabeen Al-Sanei

26 October 2001

IDF

17

Manahal Yousef Daraghmeh

Baqa Al-Gharbiyeh

21 February 2002

IDF

18

Bilal Subhi Badran

Umm al-Fahm

19 March 2002

IDF

19

Sumaiya Mahmoud Zidan

Yamma

17 May 2002

IDF

20

Mahmoud Zahayka

Jerusalem

18 May 2002

IDF

21

Bassem Abu Sbeit

Hura

23 May 2002

Police

22

Imad Hamdoun

Haifa

15 August 2002

Civilian

23

Sabri Hamdan Amara

Kufr Kanna (killed in Beit Rimon)

4 December 2002

Police

24

Sudki Idris

Taibeh

25 December 2002

Police

25

Basem Elsamodi

Umm al-Fahm

6 February 2003

IDF

26

Mursi Jabali (25)

Taibeh

22 July 2003

Police

27

Nasser Abu El Geaan

Kufur Atir

24 July 2003

Police

28

Mahmoud Al Sadi

Lod

8 December 2003

Police

30

Tamer Sarsor

Kufr Qasim

15 November 2004

 

29

Hazar Turki

Shefaraam

4 August 2005

Civilian

31

Dina Turki

Shefaraam

4 August 2005

Civilian

32

Mishil Bahoth

Shefaraam

4 August 2005

Civilian

33

Nader Haik

Shefaraam

4 August 2005

Civilian

34

Samir Dari

Esaweye, East Jerusalem

9 November 2005

Police

35

Nadim Milhem

Ara’ara

19 January 2006

Police

36

Mahmoud Ghanaim

Baqa Al-Gharbiyeh

4 July 2006

Police

37

Iyad Abu Reia

Yaffa

4 October 2006

Police

38

Khaled Abu Trash

Negev (killed in Mazraa)

13 January 2007

Civilian

39

Taiseer Karakra (35)

Ramat Gan

14 May 2007

Civilian

40

Imad Khori

Haifa

5 November 2007

Civilian

41

Salman Ataika

Wadi Naam

21 February 2008

Police

42

Sabri Jirjawi

Ashkelon

3 July 2008

Police

43

Sameh Karawani

Mghar (killed in Nazareth Illit)

18 June 2009

Civilian

44

Hussein Atrash

Negev (killed in Kufr Ben Non)

1 September 2009

Police

45

Hazem Abu Dabaat

Jerusalem (killed in Tel Aviv)

14 September 2010

Police

46

Mahmoud Ahmad Ebeid

Tuba Zangaria (killed in Majd al-Krum)

1 November 2011

Police

47

Ramy Fachory

Nazareth

11 June 2014

Police

48

Khir Hamdan

Kufr Kanna

8 September 2014

Police

49

Sami El-Ja’ar

Rahat

14 January 2015

Police

50

Sami El-Zyadneh

Rahat

18 January 2015

Police

51

Sanad Haj Yehia

Taibeh

27 February 2016

Police

52

Jebril Jeroshi

Ramle

27 July 2016

Police

53

Yaqoub Abu Al-Qiyan

Umm al-Hiran

21 January 2017

Police

54

Mohamad Taha

Kufr Qasim

6 June 2017

Police

55

Mahdi Saadi

Yaffa

27 July 2017

Police

 

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