Israel to pay African asylum-seekers $3,500 to leave voluntarily

25.11.2013                      22.Kislew.5774

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Israel to pay African asylum-seekers $3,500 to leave voluntarily

Cabinet also backs bill to detain Africans in 'open’ Negev facility.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet voted unanimously on Sunday to allocate NIS 440 million to deal with African asylum-seekers in the coming year, with most of the money going toward a new detention center in the Negev. The ministers likewise voted as one to support a bill coming to the Knesset on Tuesday that would effectively keep the illegal migrants inside the detention center around the clock, even though it is billed as an "open" facility….