With Deportation Deadline Looming, African Migrant Students Celebrate Passover in Tel Aviv
With their futures uncertain in the only country many of them have known as home, African migrant students at a school in Tel Aviv took part in a Passover Seder on Tuesday.
The celebration — marking the Jewish holiday of freedom — came ahead of a looming April 1 Israeli government deadline, after which members of the country’s African migrant community of around 40,000 face forced deportation to a third country or jail.
“We’re afraid of being deported to an unfamiliar country where we do not know the language or culture,” Monica, an 18-year-old student at the Bialik-Rogozin School, told Channel 10.
Watch a video of a dance performance at the Seder below (via Channel 10):