African migrants gather for a protest in Lewinsky park in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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The UN refugee agency Friday warned that Israel could be in breach of international law due to new rules that pave the way for the potentially indefinite detention of asylum-seekers.Under legislation passed last month which has sparked mass protests by Africans in Israel, people who arrive illegally can be detained for up to a year without trial.But Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the UN high commissioner for refugees, warned that the new rules could enable indefinite detention.Israel currently hosts approximately 53,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, according to UNHCR.
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