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Israel Revokes Internment of African Migrants

A young Jewish immigrant from Ethiopia plays upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv October 29, 2012. Some 240 immigrants from Ethiopia, half of them children, arrived in Israel on Monday on a flight organised by the Jewish Agency as part of its "Operation Dove's Wings". The operation aims to bring to Israel the remainder of eligible Ethiopians who claim Jewish descent and is due to be completed by October 2013. (REUTERS/Nir Elias)

Israel Revokes Internment of African Migrants

Israel's supreme court on Monday struck down a year-old law that meant African migrants could be held in detention for up three years without charge.

The law, that came into force in June last year, was meant to deter illegal immigration but was condemned by human rights

campaigners as a harsh and illegal way of treating people, especially those fleeing persecution and seeking asylum. (Reuters)