Jerusalem CNN An off-duty police officer was in a playground with his family when he saw two men fighting, according to police accounts, which have been challenged by eye-witnesses. When the officer identified himself, police said the men threw stones at him. Fearing for his life, the officer pulled the trigger, police said.
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Amid simmering anger in the Ethiopian-Israeli community over allegations of police brutality and endemic racism, hundreds of people gathered Tuesday in Haifa to bury Solomon Tekah, 19, who was shot dead Sunday during an altercation with an off-duty police officer. He smiled and he was sensitive. Demonstrations are widely expected to continue Tuesday, including in Tel Aviv, and authorities are preparing for the possibility that they may intensify.
Family and friends mourn at the funeral of Solomon Tekah, outside Haifa, July 2, On June 30an off-duty Israeli police officer shot and killed Tekah under highly contested circumstances. While emerging evidence seems to indicate that the policeman was not intentionally seeking to kill him, the conditions under which Tekah was shot are still under investigation and have been interpreted by many as reflecting a bias against Ethiopian Israelis.
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The examination found that year-old Solomon Tekah had twice the blood alcohol level legally defined as intoxicated when he was killed on June The autopsy also showed that he had smoked cannabis sometime prior to the shooting, Channel 12 news reported. The shot had not been fired from close range, Kugel said.
Members of the community say their young people live in constant fear of police harassment because they are black. Angry protesters clashed with Israeli police on Tuesday over an off-duty officer's killing of a young man of Ethiopian origin, as the incident drew fresh accusations of racism. Crowds of Ethiopian Israelis battled police and blocked highways on at least 15 junctions across the country, with 47 officers wounded and 60 demonstrators detained, according to a police statement. Solomon Teka, reportedly 18 or 19, was buried on Tuesday, after he was shot dead in Kiryat Haim, a town near the northern port city of Haifa, late on Sunday.