In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, an African migrant covers his mouth with tape during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy, demanding asylum and work rights from the Israeli government in Tel Aviv, Israel.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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Hundreds of African migrants launched a hunger strike to protest Israel's implementation of its controversial policy to expel or indefinitely imprison them, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday.Authorities Tuesday transferred seven Africans from the Holot detention center to a nearby prison, prompting the 750 men held in Holot to launch a hunger strike that evening, Abdat Ishmael said, an Eritrean held at the southern Israel open facility.According to interior ministry figures, there are currently some 42,000 African migrants in Israel, half of them children, women or men with families, who are not facing the April deportation deadline.
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