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    Every UN member is obligated to accept and care for refugees under the 1951 / 1967 Refugee convention to which Israel is a signatory. Israel as a modern nation was founded by refugees, which makes this action all the more unfortunate. Illegal immigration must of course be controlled but legitimate refugees must be dealt with in a compassionate manner or it reflects very badly on the state. This issue has already been reported in the international press. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/24/tel-aviv-protest-violence-immigration

    from the article: Demonstrators attack African migrants in south Tel Aviv
    First published 02:44 24.05.12 | Last updated 02:44 24.05.12
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