The Interior Ministry said Sunday it has granted asylum status to two illegal infiltrators from Eritrea, but thousands of others still are demanding the same status.
The United Nations agency for refugees and Israeli leftists have accused Israel of trying to deport the illegal African infiltrators without a fair examination concerning their claims they entered Israel to escape oppressive regimes and not simply for a higher standard of living.
Egyptian security forces last week arrested several African migrants who admitted that were on their way to Israel to look for work and had paid $2,000 to human traffickers to help them cross the Sinai and enter Israel/
The United Nations has not protested.Jewish Press News Briefs
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