Shabtai backs officers, says lawyers will be given to those facing probe of clashes

Israel Police chief Kobi Shabtai gives his full support to officers who clashed with feuding Eritrean asylum seekers in Tel Aviv.

Shabtai says that defense lawyers will be provided to all personnel who face investigators, at a meeting on the ongoing internal probe this evening.

Earlier, the police chief backed Tel Aviv District chief Peretz Amar, over accusations he mishandled the riots.

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