Dozens of illegal African infiltrators have voluntarily left Israel for Sweden with a $3,500 government grant, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The move was coordinated with the Swedish government and the United Nations Commission on Refugees, which has criticized Israel for not allowing the infiltrators to remain.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasized on Monday that Israel is taking care of all refugees as required by international law but that every African looking for work in Israel is not a refugee.
Meanwhile, African infiltrators continued their protests in Tel Aviv for the third consecutive day and thousands of them staged a protest march on Tuesday from Levinsky Park to Rabin Square.
Approximately 150 protesters are on their second day of a hunger strike at the Sahaornim detention center in the Negev.
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