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Activist & Journalist Haggai Matar attacked while covering anti asylum seekers protest

Activist & Journalist Haggai Matar attacked while covering anti asylum seekers protest

Famous Israeli conscious objector Haggai Matar was attacked while covering a right wing demonstration calling for deportation of asylum seekers at HaTiqwah neighborhood , south of Tel Aviv. About 50 people attended the demonstration, and some of them accused Matar on alleged stone- throwing during west bank protests. Incited by far right MK Ben Ari who made a speech during the event, Matar was accused of throwing stones during west bank demonstration, was beaten by a female protester and chased by the angry crowd. The crowd chased down Haaretz reporter Ilan Lior as well and smashed window cars of asylum seekers while they were in it. All those attacked during the incident succeeded to escape the scene with the assistance of the police.

read Haggai Matar personal account on the experience :

http://972mag.com/how-i-survived-a-tel-aviv-mob-attack/46587/

source:

http://www.mysay.co.il/articles/ShowArticle.aspx?articlePI=aaazvf

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