- Most of the African asylum seekers in Israel are Muslims from the Darfur region of Sudan and Orthodox Christians from Eritrea.
- Asylum seekers in Israel are offered a sum of US$3,500 to return to their country of origin, or a third country, usually Uganda or Rwanda. There is a high risk of imprisonment and death in those that have chosen to return to Africa.
- The Israeli government has no clear policy regarding refugees. Currently they fall under the “Anti-Infiltration Law”, legislation from the 1950s that was originally created to keep Palestinian refugees from trying to return to Israel after the War of Independence.
Refugees and asylum seekers - fact box
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