African migrants in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, 5 Jan
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African migrants in Israel protest in Tel Aviv

Crowds of African immigrants are expected to protest for a second day in Tel Aviv to protest against their treatment by the Israeli government.

Thousands, mostly Eritreans and Sudanese, marched in the city on Sunday angry about a law that allows illegal immigrants to be detained for a year without trial.

They demanded the right to live and work in the country and for their asylum bids to be processed.

But as Kevin Connolly reports, the government looks at non-Jewish immigration as a threat to the Jewish nature of the state.

  • 06 Jan 2014
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