Ethiopian-Israeli Protest Against Police Brutality Turn Violent [VIDEO]

The clashes between Ethiopian-Israeli protesters and police over the weekend have drawn international attention to one of the most disadvantaged groups in Israel.

Though the demonstrations were set off by the police beating of a uniformed Israeli soldier, captured on video, experts say the issues between the Ethiopian-Israeli community and the government are not new ones.

“The protesters, in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv, revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said. “The pain of a community crying out over a sense of discrimination, racism, and of being unanswered.”