144 More South Sudanese Go Home (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/26/12)
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A plane carrying 144 residents of South Sudan who infiltrated Israel
left the Ben Gurion International Airport at midnight on Monday. It
was the second flight carrying illegal entrants back to South Sudan.
The first flight left last Sunday night.
The departures are being arranged by the government in an operation
dubbed “Going Home.” The operation combines a police crackdown with
financial incentives for those who leave by choice. Several hundred
more citizens of South Sudan applied last week to leave Israel.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai welcomed on Sunday a court ruling
allowing illegal entrants with Ivory Coast citizenship to be
deported. The court ruled in the case of 132 illegal entrants who
appealed their expulsion from the country.
The roughly 2,000 Ivory Coast citizens in Israel were previous
granted protection from deportation because their home country was
considered a conflict zone. However, their status changed as the
situation calmed. The president of Ivory Coast has agreed to their
Speaking last week at the airport several hours before the first
plane full of deported illegal aliens left Israel for South Sudan,
Yishai said, “This is just the beginning. We are waiting for legal
approval regarding Eritreans and North Sudanese, who, in fact, are
the real problem.”
There are over 60,000 African infiltrators in Israel, only about
1,500 of whom are South Sudanese. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/26/12)
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