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Tel Aviv hospital treating 38 injured in Eritrean asylum seeker clashes, 12 with serious head wounds

Anti-Eritrean government activists, left, clash with supporters of the Eritrean government, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 2, 2023 (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
Anti-Eritrean government activists, left, clash with supporters of the Eritrean government, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 2, 2023 (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital says it is treating 38 injured amid intra-community violence between opponents and supporters of the Eritrean government, as well as with police.

The wounded include 12 people with serious head injuries amid clashes in the south of the city. Earlier the hospital said it was treating 11 people for gunshot wounds.

A number of the injured have additionally been taken to the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

The violence began hours earlier when opponents of the regime protested outside the venue where the Eritrean embassy was set to hold an event.

Police said demonstrators broke through barriers and began to riot. In a statement, Israel Police said officers fired when they felt their lives were in danger.

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