African migrants who escaped violence and repression at home must spend whole nights outside the Interior Ministry to renew their temporary residency permits.
One in the morning, earlier this week. Seven or eight figures lie huddled in thin blankets at the foot of the entry staircase to the government complex building in Tel Aviv. A low wall conceals them from the street, Derekh Begin, a busy main artery. Opposite is the Azrieli Mall.