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Israel arrests African migrants
Israeli court says the lives of 1,500 South Sudanese is no longer at risk in their homeland, enabling mass expulsions.
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 20:50

Israel said it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial "emergency plan" to deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.

The house raids came after an Israeli court judged that the lives of an estimated 1,500 South Sudanese were no longer at risk in their homeland, clearing the way for their mass expulsion.

Official figures show there are 60,000 Africans living in Israel illegally, most of whom live in run-down neighbourhoods of south Tel Aviv.

This figure represents less than one per cent of Israel's total population.


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A migrant from southern Sudan is handcuffed as he sits in an Israeli immigration and population department car after being arrested in Tel Aviv.


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The migrants sit in a waiting room after being arrested in Holon near Tel Aviv.


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A migrant from southern Sudan is arrested by israel immigration and population department officers in Tel Aviv.


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Israeli authorities rounded up dozens of African migrants slated for deportation, as the government weighs tough penalties against Israelis who help illegal aliens.


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Rejecting a petition by human rights groups that had delayed the Interior Ministry's April 1 deportation order, Jerusalem District Court ruled the state was not obligated to extend de facto asylum to the estimated 1,500 migrants from South Sudan.


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South Sudanese refugee Samuel Akue sits next to suitcases he purchased in a market in south Tel Aviv in preparation for his deportation from Israel.


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An Israeli man, calling on Netanyahu to approve a bill in parliament that would legalise dwellings that have been built on land owned by individual Palestinians, carries a placard that reads: "Netanyahu, we are not Sudanese".


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Sudanese protesters hold signs during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against the deportation of migrants from South Sudan.


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A Sudanese man shout slogans during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against the deportation of migrants from South Sudan.


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Children cross the street as residents of south Tel Aviv carry Israeli flags during a protest against African migrants living in their neighbourhoods.



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An immigrant from southern Sudan is handcuffed as he sits in an Israeli Immigration and Population Department car after being arrested, in Tel Aviv

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=09tBa319r27K6ABIR SULTANEPAEPA Images

An immigrant from southern Sudan is handcuffed as he sits in an Israeli Immigration and Population Department car after being arrested, in Tel Aviv

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Migrants from southern Sudan sit in a waiting room after being arrested, in Holon near Tel Aviv.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=07ta8bWgDe35KABIR SULTANEPAEPA Images

Migrants from southern Sudan sit in a waiting room after being arrested, in Holon near Tel Aviv.

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An immigrant  from southern Sudan is arrested by Israel Immigration and Population Department officers in Tel Aviv.

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An immigrant  from southern Sudan is arrested by Israel Immigration and Population Department officers in Tel Aviv.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=03MzgxP9lW9T7Israeli authorities rounded up dozens of African migrants slated for deportation, most of them from South Sudan, as the government weighs tough penalties against Israelis who help illegal aliens.Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=03MzgxP9lW9T7OREN ZIVAFP/Getty ImagesGetty ImagesIsraeli authorities rounded up dozens of African migrants slated for deportation, most of them from South Sudan, as the government weighs tough penalties against Israelis who help illegal aliens. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=03q7fDW78m1gDIsraeli authorities rounded up dozens of African migrants slated for deportation, most of them from South Sudan, as the government weighs tough penalties against Israelis who help illegal aliens.Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=03q7fDW78m1gDOREN ZIVAFP/Getty ImagesGetty ImagesIsraeli authorities rounded up dozens of African migrants slated for deportation, most of them from South Sudan, as the government weighs tough penalties against Israelis who help illegal aliens. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=01bu4Oj8avd3M

South Sudanese refugee Samuel Akue sits next to suitcases he purchased in a market in south Tel Aviv in preparation for his deportation from Israel June 11, 2012.

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South Sudanese refugee Samuel Akue sits next to suitcases he purchased in a market in south Tel Aviv in preparation for his deportation from Israel June 11, 2012.

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An Israeli carries a placard as others block a road during a protest in Jerusalem calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve a bill in parliament that would retroactively legalise dwellings that have been built on land owned by individual Palestinians. The placard reads in Hebrew "Netanyahu, we are not Sudanese".

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/South-Sudanese-refugees-in-Israel?image_id=0ehX4LlfkjfekREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

An Israeli carries a placard as others block a road during a protest in Jerusalem calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve a bill in parliament that would retroactively legalise dwellings that have been built on land owned by individual Palestinians. The placard reads in Hebrew "Netanyahu, we are not Sudanese".

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Sudanese protesters hold signs during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against the deportation of migrants from South Sudan.

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Sudanese protesters hold signs during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against the deportation of migrants from South Sudan.

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A Sudanese man shout slogans during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against the deportation of migrants from South Sudan June 10, 2012.

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A Sudanese man shout slogans during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against the deportation of migrants from South Sudan June 10, 2012.

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Children cross the street as residents of south Tel Aviv carry Israeli flags during a protest against African migrants living in their neighbourhoods.

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Children cross the street as residents of south Tel Aviv carry Israeli flags during a protest against African migrants living in their neighbourhoods.



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