Israeli police sort out the aftermath of a street fight in Shapira.
A man scurries through an alley in Tel Aviv after shooting up.
Wandering the streets of the Shapira neighborhood in Tel Aviv I met a homeless man from Ethiopia named Solomon, which is also my middle name. He offered to show me another side of the city, and we visited an abandoned site where six Eritrean teenagers currently take shelter. They feel safer here than the park near the bus station where up to 400 refugees sometimes sleep outside, under jungle jims and swing sets.
A man’s hidden Koran sits perched on top of a bench shelter overlooking a park in Shapira where refugees wait in line for food provided by the community.
Eritrean children play in Shapira - one of Tel Aviv’s poorer neighborhoods - which is home to many refugees from the horn of Africa and migrants from Russia who now live alongside Jews and Arabs who have been here for decades.