Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants.
In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Those who don’t by Apr. 1 will be incarcerated indefinitely.
Some 40,000 migrants, nearly all from Eritrea and Sudan, fled danger for the safety and opportunities of Israel in recent years. Many have expressed fear of being sent to Rwanda, their likely destination.
The deportation plan has sparked outrage in Israel, where groups of pilots, doctors, writers, rabbis and Holocaust survivors have appealed to have it halted. They say the deportations are unethical and would damage Israel’s image as a refuge for Jewish migrants.
If you ask me what is my stand on this, I feel Africans should have the right to stay anywhere in the world without being disturbed or physiologically abused like an homeless bring without root, but on the second thought, I believe every government wants the best for its citizens so Nigerians out there should find their way back to their country where no other will have the guts to send them packing.
What do you think?