Israeli children protest against deportation of illegal African migrants

Hundreds of Israeli youth marched in Tel Aviv against the mass deportation of asylum seekers and illegal African migrants. The children marched alongside asylum seekers and showed their support to keep them in Israel.
Israeli children protest in Tel Aviv against mass deportation Photo Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

On Friday, hundreds of Israeli children protested in Tel Aviv against the deportation of illegal African migrants. The children marched alongside asylum seekers and illegal African migrants in solidarity.

The march began at Habima Square and concluded at Rabin Square, a common place for protests. Children marched with the African migrants and their families. The children stated that their message was that if anyone were able to reach the hearts of the citizens, it would be them.

Several top US Jewish Zionist leaders have urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against implementing a government plan to deport the migrants, cautioning that Israel’s and the Jewish people’s ethical standing may suffer “incalculable damage.”

On Thursday, Israel’s High Court released a temporary ruling, ordering the state to stop the expulsion of asylum seekers until it submits a response to a petition made to the court against the expulsion. According to the ruling, the state's reply must be submitted by March 26.



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