Hundreds of Migrants Riot In Tel Aviv

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Violence broke out over the weekend in Tel Aviv as hundreds of Eritreans clashed in front of their country’s embassy.  The rioting broke out between both pro- and anti-Eritrean government migrants during an event organized by the Eritrean Embassy marking the 30th anniversary of autocratic President Isaias Afwerki’s rise to power.  The confrontations sparked violence which lasted for hours and left over 170 people injured, including several police.  Israeli police were forced to use live rounds in order to restore calm. Fifty-three Eritreans from both sides of the conflict have been arrested and are under investigation by the The Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA).  Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir ordered the suspects to be held under administrative detention and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would seek to deport those involved in the riots.  Thousands of Eritreans have fled to Israel seeking asylum from war and oppression.