Eritrean man after stabbing in a South Tel Aviv cafe, July 31, 2012 (Photo: OrenZiv/Activestills.org)
Yesterday an unidentified Israeli man stabbed three African asylum seekers in a Tel Aviv cafe, marking a continuation of violence against migrants that have taken place over the past four months. Since April there has been six arson attacks on refugee residential buildings, and one kindergarten. The last reported attack took place only two weeks ago when a Jerusalem apartment where three Eritreans live, including s pregnant woman, was set aflame.
From +972 Magazine:
At around 11 a.m. this morning (Tuesday), a man entered an internet cafe in the Shapira neighborhood of south Tel Aviv, stabbed three Eritrean asylum seekers who were inside, and fled the scene. One man was reportedly stabbed in his back, another in his knee and the third in his hand. The stabber has not yet been identified but is alleged to be an Israeli male.
After the assault two of the injured migrants were taken to Tel Aviv’s Ichilov hospital, which weeks ago initiated a medical segregation program based on race. However since first locking patients of African origin in a staff locker room where they were forced to undergo blood tests before receiving treatment, the program was taken over by the state and now is applied based on citizenship status, not skin color. Under the new program the asylum seekers will be quarantined and required to undergo x-rays and blood tests before receiving treatment in appropriate care facilities.