Israel said Sunday it will no longer allow refugees from Darfur to stay after they sneak across the border from Egypt, drawing criticism from those who say the Jewish state is morally obliged to offer sanctuary to people fleeing mass murder.
Israel has sent about 50 African migrants, said to include Sudanese refugees from Darfur, back across the border to Egypt, a move condemned by Israeli human rights advocates.
CAIRO, Aug. 19 -- Israel closed the door Sunday on a surge of asylum-seekers from Sudan's Darfur region and from other African countries, the largest influx of non-Jewish refugees in the modern history of the Jewish state.
Israel announced Sunday that it would no longer allow asylum seekers from Darfur who sneak across its border from Egypt to stay.
Israel on Sunday rejected 50 Africans -- most of them reportedly from Sudan's Darfur region -- who had illegally entered the country from Egypt, a government official said.
Israel said Sunday it would no longer accept refugees from Sudan's Darfur region, touching off debate over whether the Jewish state, founded after the Nazi genocide, has a duty to take in people fleeing persecution.
Israel said it would expel Darfur refugees, touching off debate over whether the Jewish state should take people fleeing persecution.
Israel denied on Sunday it had submitted to Palestinian officials a list of 110 militants whom Israeli forces would stop pursuing in the occupied West Bank.
Two rockets landed in western Negev, Israel, this weekend, and the Islamic Jihad’s military wing claimed responsibility, Ynetnews.com reported.
Israel confirmed Sunday that it has begun returning Sudanese infiltrators to Egypt, expelling nearly 50 in an operation overnight.