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Israel, Sudan discuss draft proposal for repatriating Sudanese refugees – report

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As part of the normalization deal between them, Israel and Sudan are expected to discuss the fate of some 6,000 Sudanese asylum seekers currently in Israel, with Jerusalem drawing up proposals for refugees’ willing return to their home country, Channel 12 news reported Monday.

A draft government proposal would seek to offer carrots to Sudanese willing to leave, including a grant of several thousand dollars; professional training in so-called “respectable” occupations; and guarantees by the Sudanese government and the United Nations for their safety.

The report noted that according to international law, Israel can not force an asylum seeker to return to his or her country of origin against their will.

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It said the proposal has been discussed between Israeli and Sudanese officials, though it is still a preliminary plan. If agreed upon, it will likely be piloted on a small........

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