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A strike by thousands of migrant workers entered its third day Tuesday amid anger at new laws that allow Israel to indefinitely detain immigrants without visas. The measure, approved by Israels parliament in December, has been condemned by critics as a violation of human rights. Tens of thousands of migrants – mostly from north and east Africa – have crossed into Israel, seeking asylum from conflict. However, the Israeli government fiercely contests their status as refugees, saying they left their countries only to seek work.
|Israel Migrant Worker Protest: Strike Over Human Rights Enters Third Day|
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