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Illegal African Immigrants Protest Israel Detention

Nearly 200 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally demonstrated Tuesday in Jerusalem asking for refugee status.
Illegal African Immigrants Protest Israel Detention
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Via AFP:

Nearly 200 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally demonstrated Tuesday in Jerusalem against being housed at a new open facility they walked out of two days earlier.

The men had left the Holot facility in southern Israel on Sunday night and made their way to the city on foot and by bus.

Holding banners reading "we are refugees not criminals" and "walk for freedom and humanity," they marched from the prime minister's office to the nearby parliament, accompanied by dozens of Israeli human rights activists.

The demonstrators, who would be allowed to work and have social bene...

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