THE Israeli government has ordered thousands of African refugees and migrants to leave the country within three months or face prison.

The Population and Immigration Authority has called on those from Sudan and Eritrea to leave “to their country or to a third country”, meaning Rwanda or Uganda.

Those who leave by the end of March will be given $A4500, along with money to cover their airfare. But those who do not have been threatened with jail.

Children, the elderly and victims of human trafficking are exempt from the action.

Read the article by Tom Batchelor (The Independent) in the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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