Significant Drop in Asylum Seekers 'Willingly' Leaving Israel Despite State's Best Efforts

Israel reports that 1,019 asylum seekers left Israel between January and May 2018, compared to 1,703 in same stretch in 2017 ■ Figures suggest that 58 percent of asylum seekers earn less than the Israeli minimum wage

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The number of asylum seekers leaving Israel “voluntarily” fell by 40 percent in the first five months of this year despite attempts by the government to encourage asylum seekers to leave.