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Eritrean Ambassador Acknowledges Return of Eritrean Immigrants from Israel

Frustrated by the only choice of either leaving Israel or facing indefinite detention in a remote desert facility with no work, economic migrants from Eritrea have started to return home in droves.
Frustrated by the only choice of either leaving Israel or facing indefinite detention in a remote desert facility with no work, economic migrants from Eritrea have started to return home in droves.

By TesfaNews,

AS Israel has come under fierce criticism from rights groups over ‘unlawful coercion’ of Sudanese and Eritrean immigrants into returning to their home countries, Eritrean envoy to Tel Aviv, Ambassador Tesfamariam Tekest acknowledges that despite the lack of direct flights from Israel, dozens of immigrants have started to voluntarily return to Eritrea every week.

Israel regards the immigrants less as asylum seekers than economic opportunists and routinely refers them as ‘infiltrators’.  Continue reading Eritrean Ambassador Acknowledges Return of Eritrean Immigrants from Israel