Israel grants asylum to two Eritreans amid migrant protests

By Reuters | Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:26 AM

* Tens of thousands of Africans entered Israel via Egypt

* Jewish state criticised by U.N. refugee agency

JERUSALEM, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Israel has granted political asylum to two Eritreans, its Interior Ministry said on Sunday, amid protests by thousands of other African migrants who accuse the Jewish state of denying them consideration as refugees.

The ministry said the sanctuary decision was...

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