Israel’s migrant crisis: Clear government signals, but unclear decisions
By France 24
27 April 2018 | 7:31 am
Israel has been trying to find a way to force between 30,000 and 40,000 African migrants to leave the country. Many of them arrived years ago when they were minors.
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