Israel, No Longer a Haven, Sends Africa Migrants to Prison

#Israel, No Longer a Haven, Sends #Africa Migrants to Prisonfrom Some 20,000 African migrants flooded the streets of central Tel Aviv over the last two days, chanting “Freedom!” and “We are refugees!” in their first major pushback against Israeli policy since they began illegally crossing into Israel from Egypt about eight years ago. The unprecedented protests and a three-day labor strike by the migrants were prompted by new government measures intended to force the migrants, who came to Israel in hopes of political asylum, to relocate to a recently opened detention center near the Egyptian border and to restrict access to visa renewals needed for employment by limiting office reception hours.

Leave a Reply