Police probing use of live fire during Tel Aviv clashes

Eritrean protesters clash with Israeli riot police in Tel Aviv, September 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
Eritrean protesters clash with Israeli riot police in Tel Aviv, September 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

The Police Internal Investigations Department opens a probe into the use of live fire by officers during clashes in Tel Aviv today between rival Eritrean asylum seeker groups supporting and opposing the regime in Asmara.

Investigators are gathering evidence from the scene to determine if officers behaved according to the law.

According to media reports, it was the first use of live fire on protesters inside Israel since October 2000, during mass unrest in the Arab community.

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