Israeli Interior Minister: Plan to Deport African Economic Migrants Is Not about Race

(Washington Post) Ruth Eglash and Loveday Morris - Israel is offering 20,000 single men who entered the country illegally from Africa $3,500 and a plane ticket if they leave voluntarily. Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said in an interview: "Over the past four years more than 20,000 Africans have left of their own will. Around 5,000 have gone to the third country in Africa you are speaking about, and a large percentage of them left that third country and returned home to Eritrea. We know this because we have people who are checking up on them." "In 2017, we forcibly deported 5,200 Ukrainians and Georgians. We just put them on a plane and sent them back to their own countries. They got no grant and no airline ticket....The claim that we are sending only those with black skin away and that we don't do anything to the Europeans is a lie." "Instead of the Africans, I will bring in Palestinians [to work]. I have more of an obligation to help the Palestinians than I do the Africans. The Palestinians are my neighbors."

2018-02-08 00:00:00

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