Israel ends collective protection of Ivory Coast asylum seekers

29.12.2011                      03.Tewet. 5772

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Israel ends collective protection of Ivory Coast asylum seekers

Decision by Israel's Population and Immigration Authority comes following Foreign Ministry probe, which indicated an improvement in the African state's political situation.

Israel is ending its collective protection of Ivory Coast asylum seekers, the Population and Immigration Authority (PIA) said on Wednesday, basing its decision on a Foreign Ministry inspection of political tensions in the African nation.
The decision, which is to come into effect on January 1, 2012, means that about 2,000 Ivoirians residing in Israel will have to leave the country within one month….