Rallies against Israel's refugee removal plan expected

07 Feb 2018

Most African asylum seekers in Israel are originally from Sudan and Eritrea [Oded Balilty/AP Photo]

Muhtar Awdalla had two choices: indefinite detention in southern Israel, or a return to his native Sudan, where he feared for his safety. So when Israeli officials offered him a third option - a one-way flight to Uganda and $3,500 cash - he begrudgingly agreed to leave.