African migrants Tel Aviv residences bombed for second time

In the second such incident in two weeks, two firebombs hit a residence in south Tel Aviv that is home to African asylum seekers.

No one was injured in the May 5 attack, which targeted a home in the Hatikvah neighborhood, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

On April 27, firebombs were thrown at four houses of migrants from Sudan and Eritrea in the Shapira neighborhood, as well as at a public park where some migrants sleep. No one was injured but structures were damaged.

Some 40,000 African migrants looking for work and another 20,000 asylum seekers live in south Tel Aviv, according to Haaretz. Tensions between Israeli residents and the African migrants have been on the rise in recent months. — jta