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Fear and anger in Israel over migrants

Hundreds of Israelis took to the streets in south Tel Aviv on Thursday
to protest against the mass migration from Sudan as a result of the
strife in the African nation.

Some Israelis now want the government to tighten the rules on immigration, and to even send the migrants back home.

Tensions have been building for months as migrants are blamed for an increase in burglary and crime.

protesters shouted "Sudanese go home" - a reference to the thousands of
Sudanese who have travelled through Egypt to Israel. Many were smuggled
into the country via the Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli politicians
are now responding to this fear and anger, with the interior minister
trying to push a mass-expulsion order through the courts.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Tel Aviv.

Added: May-24-2012 Occurred On: May-24-2012
By: CptSpaulding
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