In recent weeks, incitement by government officials, rightist settlers, and
poor community members against African refugees seeking asylum in
Israel escalated into violence. In may Molotov cocktails were thrown into
refugee homes, businesses and one kindergarten. The incident did not
lead to casualties but inspired a wave of protests leading to a race riot on
May 23rd. The Real News†Lia Tarachansky spoke with community
members who protested against the refugees, with Mohammad Ibrahim, a
refugee from Sudan, Rotem Ilan who volunteers to chaperone refugee
children home from kindergartens to avoid violence, and journalist Mya
Guarnieri.