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Eritrean Migrants: Desert Jail and Israeli Authorities

eritrean migrants: He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel, according to Toronto Star. So in an emotional confrontation with immigration officials one day last November, the 29-year-old sous chef accepted what Israeli authorities were offering 3,500 in cash and a one-way ticket to Uganda or Rwanda. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. Two weeks later he was on a flight to Uganda, together with five other Eritrean migrants he did not know. It's forced. They told me, If you don't leave you are going to jail,' Tesfagabr recalled. ( As reported in the news.