Isreal tells Africans to leave or face imprisonment

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The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment.

The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days.

They will be given the option of going to their home country or third countries.

If they do not leave, the Israeli authorities have threatened that they will start jailing them from April.

The Israeli government says their return will be humane and “voluntary”.

The order exempts children, elderly people, and victims of slavery and human trafficking.

A spokesperson for Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority told the BBC there were currently 38,000 “infiltrators” in Israel, of whom just 1,420 were being held in detention facilities.

Israel uses the term “infiltrators” to describe people who did not enter the country through an official border crossing.

Many of the migrants – who are mostly from Eritrea and Sudan – say they came to Israel to seek asylum after fleeing persecution and conflict, but the authorities regard them as economic migrants.

BBC

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2 Responses to Isreal tells Africans to leave or face imprisonment

  1. However Jews are all over the world , what man does leaves much to be desired.
    God doesn’t think the way we humans think indeed no human is perfect and is our nature.

    nshilimubemba
    January 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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  2. So, this order targets people of a darker skin color? What of people from Eastern Europe and other areas – these are not regarded as “infiltrators” or they do not exist?

    abilima
    January 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm
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