30-year-old man was evacuated in moderate condition to Ichilov Hospital
Pro-migrant groups, including the UN, have said Eritreans cannot safely be sent back to Eritrea for fear of persecution under the country’s draconian draft laws.
Nearby, protests held in support and against migrants
This arrangement only applies until the end of June, after which the previous arrangement will resume.
The state comptroller said that migrants’ health issues, trauma from having been tortured or used in the slave trade and inability to afford basic items like food have been ignored.
MK Shelly Yacimovich said that the state's announcement is "a welcome step that will save Israel from committing a serious and harmful act."
“The ‘rehabilitation’ of southern Tel Aviv is not just a local battle,” he said, “It is part of a greater national struggle.”
In January, Israel started handing out notices to male migrants from Eritrea and Sudan giving them three months to take the voluntary deal with a plane ticket and $3,500 or risk being thrown in jail.
Representatives dodge questions as to whether there’s an agreement, admit 1,749 expelled there since 2015.
“We call on the state of Israel to refrain from carrying out the deportations and to release those who are being detained for refusing to cooperate with their prospective deportations.”