The Population, Immigration, and Borders Authority announced Friday that it was extending the one-week deadline for South Sudanese migrants to voluntarily leave Israel in exchange for 1,000 euros and a flight ticket home courtesy of the State of Israel.
The Interior Ministry issued the ultimatum last week on Thursday, saying the migrants would be arrested and expelled after the week was up.
PIBA stated that some 300 people in the South Sudanese migrant community had already opted to leave voluntarily. The entire community is estimated to number between 700 and 1500 people. The one week deadline was being extended due to the relative success of the operation, according to PIBA.
PIBA did not specify how long the deadline was being extended.