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Police collected testimonies Photo: Shai Vaaknin
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Sudanese man assaulted in Tel Aviv

Magen David Adom receives report on seriously injured African migrant near central bus station. Tel Aviv resident arrested on suspicion of assault

Eli Senyor
Published: 06.02.12, 12:30 / Israel News

A Sudanese man was seriously injured overnight Saturday near Tel Aviv's central bus station. He was rushed to Sourasky Medical Center for treatment.


The police arrested a 48-year-old Tel Aviv resident on suspicion of involvement in the assault.


Magen David Adom emergency services received a report at 4 am on Saturday about an unconscious man found on Sderot Har Zion Street in south Tel Aviv. A medical team that arrived at the scene found the man with injuries all over his body.


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Police investigators collected testimonies from eyewitnesses, and shortly afterwards arrested a suspect. He will be brought before the Tel Aviv's Magistrate Court for a remand hearing on Saturday evening.


A number of attacks on foreigners from African descent have been reported in recent weeks.


Earlier this week, a Sudanese housekeeper working at Club Hotel in Eilat was severely beaten by seven hotel guests. Two suspects were detained, but later released on limiting conditions.


On Sunday, a video depicting an Israeli man hurling a raw egg on an African migrant was uploaded to the web, stirring controversy.


The police department said in an official response that it is attempting to determine the identity of the web user who uploaded the video.





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