A few dozen Eritrean migrants have relocated to Sweden in recent weeks following an agreement reached between Jerusalem and Stockholm, the Interior Ministry reported on Tuesday.
The Interior Ministry said that the migrants left as part of the “ongoing process of willful deportation to Sweden.”
They added that the move was also done in collaboration with the United Nations and that each Eritrean migrant received a payment of $3,500.
According to ministry figures, a total of 2,612 migrants willfully left Israel in 2013, of these 1,955 were from Sudan and 461 from Eritrea. The ministry said that in 2012, the number was a total of 461.