Anti-Deportation Protests Continue in Tel Aviv

About 15,000 protesters turned out Saturday on the streets of Tel Aviv to voice their opposition to the deportation of African asylum-seekers, many of them from Sudan and Eritrea. The demonstration in south Tel Aviv was in the heart of the area where many Africans live after arriving in the city via the bus station there. Over the past 12 years, about 40,000 Africans are estimated to have entered Israel illegally. Earlier this week, Israel began detaining African asylum-seekers who refuse to accept the deal Israel offers to encourage them...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Saturday, 24 February

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