August 30, 2013

Govt Denies Deal Over Migrants Deported From Israel

The Ugandan government denied on Friday that it would accept African migrants deported from Israel after Israeli officials said they would soon send these people back to the African continent via Uganda.

According to the arrangement, Uganda will either accept the migrants, or serve as a transit station to their own countries.
According to the arrangement, Uganda will either accept the migrants, or serve as a transit station to their own countries.

“We’re not aware of any such deal. There’s no way Uganda would enter such an arrangement,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Elly Kamahungye said.

Israeli officials said they would shortly start the process of deporting the Eritrean and Sudanese migrants, who number more than 50,000.

Israel regards most of these Africans as illegal visitors crowding impoverished areas in search of jobs, and largely rejects the position of human rights groups that many fled their countries in search of political asylum.

A statement late on Thursday from Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said Israel would soon begin a staged process of deporting the migrants after an agreement was reached with an African country other than Eritrea and Sudan to absorb them.

Michal Rozin, chairwoman of parliament’s committee on foreign workers, said by telephone that Uganda was the country that had agreed to absorb migrants who had settled in Israel.

Agencies

3 thoughts on “Govt Denies Deal Over Migrants Deported From Israel

  1. That’s not enough Ministry spokesman Elly. We need a publicised NO to the move to as far as your yes was publicised. We don’t need those people, isreal should carry it’s cross and not be such inhuman. Which country doesn’t have foreigners??

  2. This is because we as a country do not enforce the immigration laws that is why so many foreigners are here, we shouldn’t set the same standards for both the local citizens and the foreigners. citizens should always receive more privileges otherwise they will lag behind and become frustrated with the government or even lead to crime.

  3. Denial not wiithstanding, there is nothing the African black man especially a leader can not do. If they can accept Nuclear waste to be dumped in our midst in exchange for cash which ends up back in the givers pocket via importing luxuries,what about taking unwanted refugees for weapons? While our people are themselves dying due to lack of Health facilities, we accept to bring in more just for Arms. What is the obsession with weapons and who are we preparing to fight? There is no smoke without fire. Remember the prisoner repatriation treaty with UK?

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