Interior Minister Yishai on a "mission" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 10.06.12 | 18:37 (IDT)

    These deportations are on highly questionable ground - both from a humanitarian perspective and according to the UNHCR's guidelines: "The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs recently ruled that the return of South Sudanese to their country must be done on a voluntary basis, due to the country's instability."; but Interior Minister Yishai in his over-zealousness could not wait to start deportation proceedings (the ruling by the Jerusalem District Court was only handed down last Thursday); here is the encapsulation of his mission - as he sees it: "Interior Minister Eli Yishai said that this was a first of many steps and that a great deal of work is left until his vision of a migrant-free Israel is fulfilled." A 'migrant-free" Israel, indeed, when most Israelis were migrants themselves in the not too distant past!

    from the article: Israel begins deportation of South Sudanese migrants
    First published 16:49 10.06.12 | Last updated 16:49 10.06.12
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