Citizens of Ethiopian descent have taken to the streets of Israel in recent weeks to protest alleged police brutality and widespread racism.
The Ethiopian Jewish community, which comprises 2 percent of the Israeli population, has long complained of police criminalizing young black men, but the issue was amplified in April after a video of officers violently beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier went viral.
The protesters – some of which have clashed with police – say black lives don’t matter in Israel, and are seeking equal treatment under the law.
So what’s life like for Ethiopian Jews living in Israel? AJ+’s Dena Takruri takes a look.