Israel offers to pay tens of thousands of African migrants to leave within 90 days or face jail after Netanyahu said their presence is ‘a threat to the country’s Jewish character’
- Some 60,000 North African migrants have entered Israel fleeing war and famine
- Plan would mean African migrants would be offered $3,500 for to leave Israel
- Around 20,000 already been deported by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government
- One Israeli government minister referred to the country’s refugees as ‘a cancer’
Israel said it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them with jail if they are caught after the end of March.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in public remarks at a cabinet meeting on the payment programme, called the migrants’ presence a threat to Israel’s social fabric and Jewish character, and one government minister has referred to them as ‘a cancer’.
Some 60,000 have crossed into Israel from nations such as Eritrea and Sudan, many fleeing war and persecution as well as economic hardship.
The plan launched this week offers African migrants a $3,500 payment from the Israeli government and a free air ticket to return home or go to ‘third countries’, which rights groups identified as Rwanda and Uganda.
An immigration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there are some 38,000 migrants living illegally in Israel, and some 1,420 are being held in two detention centres.
‘Beyond the end of March, those who leave voluntarily will receive a significantly smaller payment that will shrink even more with time, and enforcement measures will begin,’ the official said, referring to incarceration.
Some have lived for years in Israel and work in low-paying jobs that many Israelis shun.
Israel has granted asylum to fewer than one percent of those who have applied and has a years-long backlog of applicants.
Rights groups have accused Israel of being slow to process African migrants’ asylum requests as a matter of policy and denying legitimate claims to the status.
A refugee from the Sudan peers through the bars of his prison cell at Maasiyahu Prison, in Ramle, Israel, Sunday, May 28, 2006
Teklit Michael, a 29-asylum seeker from Eritrea living in Tel Aviv, said in response to the Israeli plan that paying money to other governments to take in Africans was akin to ‘human trafficking and smuggling’.
‘We don’t know what is waiting for us (in Rwanda and Uganda),’ he told Reuters by telephone. ‘They prefer now to stay in prison (in Israel) instead.’
In his remarks, Netanyahu cited the large presence of African migrants in Tel Aviv’s poorer neighbourhoods, where he said ‘veteran residents’ – a reference to Israelis – no longer feel safe.
‘So today, we are keeping our promise to restore calm, a sense of personal security and law and order to the residents of south Tel Aviv and those in many other neighbourhoods,’ he said.
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Is – His Excellency Proudly Captain Dreadful Bibi Netanyahu – therefore going to insist that Israeli interests pull our of Africa ?
“I believe in Africa, I believe in it’s potential – present & future. It is a continent on the rise,” Netanyahu said in his speech in Monrovia, adding that he had made strengthening Israel’s ties with the continent a top priority.
But Netanyahu’s presence at the ECOWAS summit in Liberia, couples with the absence of any Arab leaders, sent a clear diplomatic message.
In December, Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu signed an agreement with the USA to ..
INCREASE ENERGY ACCESS IN AFRICA .. & to reduce the continent’s electricity deficiency through innovative solutions. The partnership was a $70 BILLION power Africa project, started by he Obama administration. It’s aimed at creating 60 million new connections in Africa by 2030.
Is this what I think it is ?
Africa has deliberately not been allowed to power up.
The USA & Israel have deliberately withheld electricity supply to the African people until it suited THEIR purpose.
Greed Is Good.
I remember Israel celebrating the arrival of African Jews to bolster the dwindling numbers of Jews in Israel.
But these Africans are not Jews – hey.
Or is it something else – that H.E.P.C.D. Bibi Netanyahu is about, sneaky is as sneaky does.
Benjamin Netanyahu Bibi Bomb Diagram UN 2012.
I wrote a comment on Desertpeace & they posted it:
Then, in 2012, I christened him Proudly Captain Dreadful Bibi Netanyahu.
Last year I added His Excellency.
And from what I can gather, he is proud of his nickname & laughs about it.
The called my comment – satire – go figure I didn’t know I had it in me.
Just to say:
*80% of Africa’s population is without electricity.
*Why are 600 million Africans still without power ?
The West has deliberate & with brute force, held back this continent, as it has held back the Middle East.
How much blood can one have on their hands.
Freud based his theories on his experiments with his own race….. Jews
He used these theories to burden the White race with a guilt complex morphed from his own race.
We witness part of his theories of schizophrenia in the actions of Israel today.
Whilst they openly deny immigration to others and continually prune their herd of what they consider “a threat to Jewish character” they, in all other countries promote ‘open immigration’.
This is not Jewish ‘character’ it is Jewish schizophrenia with psychopathic tendencies.
Freud certainly knew his own mob!
Freud own words, \”If Americans only knew, We bring them the plague\”
However, regarding stormfront, please consider;
Yes….. but one can gain good info whilst in enemy territory.
Human Reality and truth……?