he Israeli government Plan to take measures againstEritrean immigrants Who participated on Saturday in confrontations with the police in Tel Aviv. prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu The Kan public broadcaster reported that the talks discuss the possible deportation or imprisonment of the Eritreans. About 170 people were injured in the riots, including dozens of officers.
Among the wounded, about fifteen people were admitted in serious condition after the clashes that took place on Saturday, when clashes between asylum seekers from Eritrea and supporters and opponents of the government of Asmara (the capital of Eritrea), led to strong riots with the Israeli police.
It all started when a group of Eritreans boycotted an event in front of the Eritrean embassy in south Tel Aviv. Police, who dispersed the crowds with tear gas, stun grenades and even gunshots, said they threw “boards and stones, destroyed nearby shops and set fires.”
A few days ago, members of the Eritrean community asked the Israeli authorities not to allow the event to take place to avoid violent clashes, local media reported.
The riots continued throughout Saturday and were of dimensions not seen in years Tel Aviv, where most of the 25,000 Eritreans live Those residing in Israel, most of whom are asylum seekers in legal limbo, hold a temporary residence permit. However, the Jewish state has not granted them refugee status and has already tried to deport some of them in the past.