JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the worst riots to break out in over a decade , more than 100 people were injured, some of them seriously during a violent protest in Tel Aviv by foreign nationals from Eritrea.Join our WhatsApp group
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The riots broke out as both Eritrean asylum seekers who oppose the regime in Eritrea and pro-regime activists fought and also clashed with police in south Tel Aviv.
The Eritrean rioters held clubs, threw stones and stabbed people with knives. Police used live fire in an attempt to quell the riots and internecine fighting. At least 135 people were injured in the clashes, including about 30 policemen, and 39 people were arrested.
MDA treated 114 individuals for various levels of injuries. 8 individuals are in a serious condition, 13 have sustained moderate injuries, 93 have incurred mild injuries.
30 police were injured, including one in serious condition.
Eritrean rioters in Tel Aviv, 9.2.23
Deputy Director of Operations at Magen David Adom Dan Region, Lior Marmelstein, said: “Since the early hours of the day, when the first alarms regarding violent confrontations involving foreign nationals from Eritrea in Tel Aviv were relayed to Magen David Adom’s 101 emergency center, our response was both immediate and comprehensive.”
“We bolstered our EMTs and paramedic units, utilizing ambulances, ICU vehicles, emergency motorcycles, and specialized rescue squads. This also meant an infusion of volunteers and drivers to our units. Thus far, our teams have attended to 114 individuals, with 8 in serious condition and 13 with moderate injuries.
“A considerable number of the injured, 30 to be exact, are police personnel, mainly with minor injuries. Amidst this unrest, Magen David Adom remains vigilant and primed, ready to deliver medical care as circumstances unfold.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Saturday evening that a team of ministers will examine the possibility of deporting “infiltrators who participated in the riots in Tel Aviv.”
In a statement published by the Prime Minister’s Office, it was stated that, “Following the serious riots, the Prime Minister decided to convene a special team of ministers to examine taking measures against the illegal infiltrators who participated in the violent riots, including deportation.” The ministerial team will meet Sunday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.