Further developments have come about this past week in the on-going saga regarding the anticipated deportation of African assylum seekers who are currently residing illegally in Israel. While some reports have indicated that those seeking the deportation of the assylum seekers are anticipating the deportation of some 600 assylum seekers per month, a High Court decision this past week led to a temporary freeze in the plan until it can be verified that those being deported will definitely be cared for in their destination countries. Those in danger of being deported include some 38,000 people, about 72% from Eritrea and about 20% from Sudan. As mentioned in previous updates, another consideration is that of discerning which of the assylum seekers are truly refugees and which are simply looking to enjoy Israel’s thriving economy without any other motive for illegally entering the country. Please pray for the judges, policy makers, and assylum seekers moving forward.

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