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Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of African migrants, many holding banners demanding freedom for compatriots jailed as illegal job-seekers by Israel, protested on Sunday (January 5) in Tel Aviv against a new open-ended detention law. Human rights groups say more than 300 people have been arrested since the law, which allows authorities to detain migrants without valid visas indefinitely, was passed by Israel's parliament two weeks ago. "We are asking that the Israeli government (do) three simple things. First is to cancel the new law and release all the prisoners. Second is to check our asylum requests in a fair and transparent way. Third is to give the basic human rights including the right to work and right for health service and so on," said Daud Nemos, a migrant from Eritrea who took part in the protest. An Israeli student and social worker, Noa Erental, voiced her solidarity. "The problematic thing is that people who want human rights and c

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