Israel begins deportation of African Migrants

  05 February 2018    Read: 967
Israel begins deportation of African Migrants

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the country’s authorities have started the procedure of deportation of thousands of African immigrants.

Earlier in the day, the Population, Immigration and Border Authority reportedly started sending deportation notices to asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan, but so far only to the ones without children. They are given 60 days to leave Israel, and are offered $3,500 each for the voluntary departure from Israel to an unnamed third country.

In January, Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall that would prevent illegal migrants from Mexico from entering the United States.

In 2013, Israel finished the construction of a barrier along sections of its border with Egypt, aimed at curbing illegal migration from Africa.


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