The Israeli government says it won’t forcibly deport illegal African migrants, but it’s looking for ways to get them to leave voluntarily.
Dec. 19, 2013 African migrants run from Israeli immigration police, not pictured, outside Beersheva, southern Israel. The migrants, deemed illegal by Israel, were staging a march to Jerusalem in protest of a new “open” detention facility in southern Israel. The government is looking for ways to push African migrants to leave voluntarily, and the detention facility is one way to give them a shove. Tali Mayer/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo