Middle East

Immigration to Israel seen up 16%, led by France

Thousands of African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally via Egypt stage a protest in Tel Aviv on January 5, 2014 slamming the Jewish state's long-term detention of illegal immigrants. The demonstrators denounced the refusal of the authorities to grant them refugee status, as well as holding several hundred in detention centers. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ

 

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