100 More African Refugees Arrive in Israel

[Jerusalem Post] Sheera Claire Frenkel - Nearly 100 African refugees have arrived in Israel in the past week, despite the government's recent decision to stop accepting refugees and to begin returning existing asylum seekers to Egypt. The new refugees have been placed at a Beersheba hotel, along with 125 other refugees who have recently arrived. Last Sunday, Prime Minister Olmert announced that he had reached an agreement with Egyptian President Mubarak to return more than 2,000 African refugees to Egypt. Mubarak promised they would be placed in protected areas and kept safe.

2007-07-06 01:00:00

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