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June 11, 2012 8:22 am

Dozens of Illegal African Migrants Detained Ahead of Deportation From Israel

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Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Dozens of illegal migrants from African nations were detained nationwide Monday during an Oz Unit sweep of major cities such as Tel Aviv, Beersheba and Eilat.

The Population and Immigration Authority’s forces’ latest operation, meant to detain illegal migrants ahead of their deportation, was made possible after the Jerusalem Administrative Court granted the State’s request to suspend the “collective protection” status granted to south Sudanese migrants in Israel, effectively sanctioning the deportation of 1,500 migrants.

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