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    African residents in south Tel Aviv targeted by second fire bomb attack in two weeks

    Two firebombs were hurled on Saturday night at a house in south Tel Aviv. No injuries were reported, but police are investigating whether the incident is connected to a similar attack a week and a half ago that targeted African residents.

    Last week, a man was arrested on suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails in the Shapira neighborhood in south Tel Aviv. The first report was received by police at 1 A.M. Slight damage was caused to an exterior wall of the building.

    While police and fire services were on their way to the scene, reports were received of two similar incidents nearby. A Molotov cocktail was thrown toward a residential building in the neighborhood and another toward a public park where African migrants stay.

    A day later, about 200 people converged in south Tel Aviv to express solidarity with African asylum seekers living in the area. The demonstrators, carrying signs with anti-racism messages, were met by dozens of area residents, some of whom tore the signs and cursed out the activists. Police officers dispatched to the scene separated the groups, who continued to shout at each other from opposite sides of the street as a few dozen African nationals watched from a distant street corner.

    Tension between the long-standing Israeli residents of south Tel Aviv and the foreign refugees, asylum seekers and labor migrants now living alongside them, is not new. According to the Interior Ministry's population registry, in 2011 more than 17,000 unauthorized foreign nationals - mostly from Sudan and Eritrea - sneaked into Israel through the border with Egypt. After their identities are checked at Ketziot Detention Center, most are bused to the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station area, in the south of the city.

    City officials estimate that around 40,000 labor migrants and more than 20,000 asylum seekers live in south Tel Aviv. Most live in the disadvantaged Shapira, Hatikva, Neve Sha'anan and Kiryat Shalom neighborhoods, as well as the area surrounding the bus station.

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    A couple of molotov cocktails at buildings is pretty tame. As long as it doesn't escalate it shouldn't be of too much concern. Needs to be monitored though by authorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0NAH View Post
    A couple of molotov cocktails at buildings is pretty tame. As long as it doesn't escalate it shouldn't be of too much concern. Needs to be monitored though by authorities.
    In what way could that be considered "tame"? I'll bet if I threw 50% of that through your window, you'd change your mind sharpish.
    If god is omnipotent and omnipresent, shouldn't we just let him deal with the gays? He seems more equiped to deal with his own business.

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    Molotovs in many places around Europe are considered a little bit more than shouting and a very legitimate way of protest.
    Do not forget that the Fins used them to fight the Soviet army .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutmekep View Post
    Molotovs in many places around Europe are considered a little bit more than shouting and a very legitimate way of protest.
    No. No they are not.
    If god is omnipotent and omnipresent, shouldn't we just let him deal with the gays? He seems more equiped to deal with his own business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leffe View Post
    No. No they are not.
    What they are and what they are not is up to each one to interpret , i am just saying that a couple of molotovs never make headlines .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutmekep View Post
    What they are and what they are not is up to each one to interpret , i am just saying that a couple of molotovs never make headlines .
    You didn't say that at all, you said:

    Originally Posted by mutmekep
    Molotovs in many places around Europe are considered a little bit more than shouting and a very legitimate way of protest.

    And they are not. They are deadly weapons.
    If god is omnipotent and omnipresent, shouldn't we just let him deal with the gays? He seems more equiped to deal with his own business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leffe View Post
    You didn't say that at all, you said:

    Originally Posted by mutmekep
    Molotovs in many places around Europe are considered a little bit more than shouting and a very legitimate way of protest.

    And they are not. They are deadly weapons.

    They're certainly NOT . On the other hand , perhaps mutmekep - wouldnt object if a couple was thrown at White House - (D.C.) or at Israel's Knesset etc., WOT ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlowe View Post
    They're certainly NOT . On the other hand , perhaps mutmekep - wouldnt object if a couple was thrown at White House - (D.C.) or at Israel's Knesset etc., WOT ?

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    Sir i am a communist , i don't have nationality based likes and dislikes
    I have seen thousands of firebombs of all kinds exploding and in the worst case a thrower got some minor burns , same thing about gas can bombs 100's of explosions no injury, how many molotovs have you seen exploding ?

    Now if some racist kids thrown a couple of molotovs in a neighbourhood it isn't nice but it isn't the end of the world either , kids probably need some counselling .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutmekep View Post
    Sir i am a communist , i don't have nationality based likes and dislikes
    I have seen thousands of firebombs of all kinds exploding and in the worst case a thrower got some minor burns , same thing about gas can bombs 100's of explosions no injury, how many molotovs have you seen exploding ?

    Now if some racist kids thrown a couple of molotovs in a neighbourhood it isn't nice but it isn't the end of the world either , kids probably need some counselling .
    It seems that it's you that needs the councelling.
    If god is omnipotent and omnipresent, shouldn't we just let him deal with the gays? He seems more equiped to deal with his own business.

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