Egypt Independent

Egypt deports 12 Ethiopian migrants attempting to enter Israel

Authorities at Cairo International Airport Friday deported 12 Ethiopian citizens arrested while trying to enter Israel via Sinai.

Many African migrants attempt to cross Egypt's border with Israel seeking political asylum or work.

Egypt has deported hundreds of undocumented migrants from Eritrea and Ethiopia to their home countries over the past two years, despite UN criticism that they could be persecuted upon their return.

Translated from the Arabic Edition