African migrants board charter flight from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport to capital Juba after receiving $1,300 each;
Lieberman slams Yishai over 'deportation festival'; Yishai aides: Lieberman Israel's worst FM :
Foreign Minister vs. Interior Minister – Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman commented on the deportation of South Sudanese migrants to their homeland, saying "it's been a while since I have seen such damaging chatter surrounding the festival we witnessed yesterday."
Speaking at a Yisrael Beiteinu faction meeting, the party chairman said that "a number of people are sabotaging the Foreign Ministry's efforts to reach an agreed upon settlement to resolve the problem."
Sources at Interior Ministry fire back at foreign minister's criticism of migrants' deportation, say 'Lieberman is preventing deportation of Eritreans; should be the last person to comment on foreign affairs'
A plane carrying 123 illegal immigrants from South Sudan departed from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport early Monday morning en route to the new African country's capital Juba, but some 60,000 African migrants - most of whom cannot be deported – remain in Israel.
Another four South Sudanese migrants boarded commercial flights back to their country because the charter flight, which departed at around 1:30 am, was full. Each adult received $1,300, while children were given $500 each.
Photos: Interior minister Yisahi with leaving migrants at Ben Gurion airport on Sunday (1-2), Migrants leaving Israel back to S.Sudan (3-4)
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