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Israel begins deporting African migrants

African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail.

    
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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being...more

African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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African migrants prepare documents ahead of the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu�s government is offering the migrants, most of whom are from Sudan and Eritrea, $3,500 and a plane ticket to what it says is a safe destination in another country in sub-Saharan Africa.  

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African migrants prepare documents ahead of the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu�s government is offering the migrants, most of whom are from Sudan and Eritrea, $3,500...more

African migrants prepare documents ahead of the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak, Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu�s government is offering the migrants, most of whom are from Sudan and Eritrea, $3,500 and a plane ticket to what it says is a safe destination in another country in sub-Saharan Africa. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An African migrant sits on the street in Tel Aviv, Israel. 


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An African migrant sits on the street in Tel Aviv, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An African migrant sits on the street in Tel Aviv, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak.


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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias

African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. 


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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias

African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. The fate of some 37,000 Africans in Israel is posing a moral dilemma for a state founded as haven for Jews from persecution and a national home. The right-wing government is under pressure from its nationalist voter base to expel the migrants, while others are calling for them to be taken in.
 
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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. The fate of some 37,000 Africans in Israel is posing a moral dilemma for a state founded as haven for Jews from persecution and a national...more

African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. The fate of some 37,000 Africans in Israel is posing a moral dilemma for a state founded as haven for Jews from persecution and a national home. The right-wing government is under pressure from its nationalist voter base to expel the migrants, while others are calling for them to be taken in. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. 


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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias

African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. 

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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias

African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An African migrant walks near the entrance to the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak.


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An African migrant walks near the entrance to the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. 

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African migrants wait in line for the opening of the Population and Immigration Authority office in Bnei Brak. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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