Hundreds of Eritrean Asylum-seekers 'Missing' From Israel's State Records

Population, Immigration and Border Authority data implies they left voluntarily, but migrant rights activists doubt that is the case.

Where did hundreds of Eritrean migrants disappear to between March and the end of June? According to figures of the Population, Immigration and Border Authority, during this four-month period, 369 Eritrean nationals - about 1 percent of all Eritreans presently in Israel - left the country. In March alone Israel's Eritrean population declined by 275.