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PHOTO: Israeli Black Panther speaks to African asylum seekers

Israeli Black Panther Reuven Abergil speaks to 7,000 African asylum seekers on their third day of their three-day general strike, January 7, 2014. 

“You are refugees, not enemies of the southern Tel Aviv residents. They too are refugees from Arab countries. Our enemy is the Israeli government. I also feel like a refugee in this country. If you go to prison, I will join you.”

Reuven Abergel speaking at Levinksy Park in front of 7,000 striking African asylum seekers, south Tel Aviv, Israeli, 7.1.2014. (Oren Ziv/

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