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Israeli Parliament passes tough anti-migration Law

The parliament of Israel passed an anti-immigration law at the weekend with the purpose of preventing African immigrants to enter the country. The law stipulates that anyone who enters Israel without a valid visa will be detained without trial for one year and if he or she loses the case is liable to imprisonment for three years after which he or she will be deported. Those held in detention will be forbidden to work and will have to register three times a day, morning, noon and evening. They will not be allowed to leave the detention centres at night. The law also increases compensation from 1,500 to 3,500 US dollars for migrants who are willing to be repatriated to their home countries. Hundreds of migrants from the horn of Africa have been trying to enter Israel through the Sinal region of Egypt. Today there are over 50,000 immigrants and asylum seekers in Israel who have the choice either to be imprisoned or to receive compensation and leave the country. Majority of them are from Sudan and Eritrea.


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