Uganda Agrees To Take African Immigrants Ousted From Israel

Eritreans and Sudanese May Not Be Returned to Homelands

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By Haaretz

Published August 29, 2013.

The East African nation that will take in tens of thousands African migrants living in Israel is Uganda, a gag order lifted on Thursday revealed. Uganda will either accept the migrants, or serve as a transit station to their own countries.

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said that Hagai Hadas, the prime minister’s special envoy, had obtained Uganda’s consent, which was approved recently by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.

“In the first stage, we will focus on raising awareness within the population of infiltrators while helping them with the logistics of their departure, including costs, airfare and dealing with the possessions they accumulated while they were in Israel,” Sa’ar said.

During the second stage, which will begin after the upcoming Jewish holidays, the state will set a deadline by which “certain sectors within the infiltrator population” will be asked to “willingly” leave the country.

Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said that Hagai Hadas, the prime minister’s special envoy, had obtained Uganda’s consent, which was approved recently by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.

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