Uganda To Host African Immigrants Expelled From Israel
Uganda has agreed to take in tens of thousands of African migrants expelled from Israel in exchange for arms , a gag order lifted on Thursday revealed.
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According to the arrangement, Uganda will either accept the migrants, or serve as a transit station to their own countries.
Israel’s Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said that Hagai Hadas, the prime minister’s special envoy, had obtained Uganda government’s consent, which was approved recently by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.
However, Human rights groups in Israel say that the plan is in violation of UN policy.
According to Israeli media, under the agreement in principle, Uganda will take 1,500-2,000 Eritreans currently in Israel in exchange for military, technological and agricultural aid.
“In the first stage, we will focus on raising awareness within the population of infiltrators while helping them with the logistics of their departure, including costs, airfare and dealing with the possessions they accumulated while they were in Israel,” Sa’ar said.
During the second stage, which will begin after the upcoming Jewish holidays, the state will set a deadline by which “certain sectors within the “infiltrator population” will be asked to “willingly” leave the country.
ISRAEL AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS
Over the past eight years, some 60,000 African migrants, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan, have entered Israel via Egypt. Around 2,000 are being held in a prison camp. They have applied for refugee status, but their requests have yet to be processed.
Rising anti-African sentiments exploded into violence last year when a Tel Aviv protest turned ugly. Jewish rioters smashed African-run shops and property, and there was a worrying number of attacks against innocent African.
Last year, it offered cash to the migrants to leave voluntarily.
In June this year, the Israeli government decided to send thousands of African migrants to an undisclosed country in an attempt to stem the influx of migrants. That country now happens to be Uganda.
However, this move drew criticism from rights groups in the middle east country
with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel saying their rights must be protected.
“In order to repatriate or resettle refugees or asylum seekers, there are certain standards that have to be met,” ACRI’s Marc Grey told reporters.
“They have to go voluntarily to a third country,” he stressed.
“And that third country needs to provide assurances they will get refugee status.”
In a bid to stop African migrants from entering Israel, the country has erected a barrier along its border with Egypt. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has credited it for a dramatic fall in the numbers of people crossing from Egypt, with only two “infiltrators” entering this month.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mid this year was quoted as having said, “We have stopped the infiltration phenomenon into Israel. Last month only two infiltrators entered Israel, compared to more than 2,000 a year ago. Now we are focused on the infiltrators leaving.”
Additional Reporting By Haaretz
8 thoughts on “Uganda To Host African Immigrants Expelled From Israel”
Please God do the needfull otherwise Uganda has gone to the dogs
Hahahahahaha, Bulijo tugamba!
The jews themselves are sitting on stolen property. Stolen from Palestine.
Again! it has to be Uganda among all the nations of the world, Why us indeed?? What is m7 doing to our nation? why all this selfishness?? just for the sake of guns?
Ugandans we need to rise otherwise Uganda is going pieaces.
Israel is the worst country to be an African Migrant, worse than any other country on this planet. Africans in that country are humiliated publicly, tortured, called demeaning names like infiltrators.
I dont understand why M7 who claims to be an African visionary leader will accept such stupid deals from a nation who doesn’t have any respect for Africa and Africans?
How come they were so accepting of the Russian Jews? oh! they were white
Apartheid rules in Israel.
RAcism White Supremacy alive and well in the racist state of Israel. I don’t want my taxes from the USA supporting this racist government and society. Un Policy? When has ISrael ever adhere to UN policies or International Law? This is a rogue racist state we are talking about. But let someone say send the Europeans back to Europe, you will be tagged as an anti-semite when these people are not semites, they are the descendants of Europeans, mainly from Germania others say the Caucasus region.
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