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Eritrean refugees gather to mourn victims of Lampedusa shipwreck

Eritrean refugees gathered Saturday in south Tel Aviv’s Levinsky Park to mourn and honor the victims of the Lampedusa shipwreck. Over 100 victims, all African refugees, died after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, on October 3. About 150 others are still reported as missing. Some Eritreans living in Israel had family members aboard the ship.

Photos: Oren Ziv, Yotam Ronen / Activetills.org

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

 

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

Eritrean refugees grieve as they attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, to honor the victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck.

A homeless sleeps on top of a public bomb shelter as Eritrean refugees attend a memorial service held in Levinsky Park in South Tel Aviv, on October 12, 2013, in honor of victims of the Lampedusa Shipwreck. 

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    1. Sewra nHadegna Harnet

      God bless you all wherever you are ma people!!! Thank you so much for being respectful for your homeland mates!!!

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