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Israel accused of illegally deporting Africans

The BBC has gathered evidence that Israel is sending unwanted African migrants to third countries under secretive deals, which may be in breach of international law. There are around 45,000 Eritrean and Sudanese migrants in Israel. The government refuses to name the third countries involved in the deals, but the BBC has spoken to people who say they were sent to Rwanda and Uganda. Kathy Harcombe reports:

Caption: African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, lean at the fence of the Holot detention centre in Israel's southern Negev Desert. ( Credit: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images )

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