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ISRAEL IS SET to inform thousands of Africans who entered the country illegally that they have three months to leave or face indefinite imprisonment.

The decision, opposed by rights groups, follows months of speculation over the future of both the migrants and the Holot detention facility in the Negev desert, which the government says it intends to close.

There has been often heated debate about the presence of around 40,000 African migrants in Israel, many from Eritrea and Sudan.

FULL STORY Israel to tell African migrants: leave or face indefinite imprisonment (Guardian)

Photo: Protests in 2014 (Gideon Markowicz, Flash90)

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