Africans in Israel worry deportation plan could be a death warrant
Israeli residents of South Tel Aviv say migrants have made their neighbourhood unsafe
The deportations of 37,000 African migrants, who the government views as “illegal infiltrators,” are expected to begin in March.
The state’s plans have drawn harsh criticism from Holocaust survivors and sparked demonstrations, with immigration and human rights advocates saying the expulsions are not the Jewish way.”
A neighbourhood transformed
You’ll find some of the fiercest opposition to the presence of the Africans in Israel when you walk through the streets of South Tel Aviv, where Israeli residents say the neighbourhood has been transformed into a slum.
The area is the home to the largest concentration of Africans living in Israel.”