Eritrean ambassador attacked by dissident Eritreans

More than 50 Eritreans arrested for violently attacking their countrymen, ambassador during a conference held in Kinneret. Later Saturday, community held protest together with other asylum seekers; two arrested

By Maor Buchnik
Source: ynetnews
December 24,2013

Israel’s Eritrean community had a rough day Wednesday after a peaceful conference held in the Kinneret ended in a violent brawl and a protest in the evening ended in arrests.

Israel’s Eritrean community had a rough day Wednesday after a peaceful conference held in the Kinneret ended in a violent brawl and a protest in the evening ended in arrests.

Some 50 Eritreans were arrested Saturday after they violently descended on a peaceful conference organized by their own community, wounding 12 and attacking the Eritrean ambassador to Israel.

The police believe the violent attack was perpetrated in protest of the Eritrean regime and targeted the event because Eritrean Ambassador Tesfamariam Tekeste was present. Read more …



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