Ethiopian-Israeli rapper featured in documentary killed by car bomb in Rehovot

An Ethiopian-Israeli rapper who was featured in a 2010 documentary was killed Saturday night in an underworld car bomb in Rehovot’s Kiryat Moshe neighborhood.

Yisrael Maharat, stage name “WM” was featured in the movie “Schorim” (“blacks”) along with friends Meir Saalo (“Diablo D”) and Danny Kabada (“Dr George”), who made up the rap group KMS. The movie depicts their day to day life in the predominantly Ethiopian-Israeli neighborhood of Kiryat Moshe, one of the most impoverished areas in Israel. In the film they rap about racism, poverty, and their problems integrating into Israeli society as Ethiopian immigrants.  


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