24 Sudanese reach Israel

Twenty-four Sudanese refugees reached Israel. The group of men, women and children, apparently fleeing the slaughter in Darfur, arrived in Beersheba on Wednesday after slipping in from Egypt.Their arrival stirred a bureaucratic debate in Israel, with neither the military nor police wanting to detain them and the Interior Ministry unsure about how to accommodate illegal migrants from a country classified as an enemy.Around 250 Sudanese have sought refuge in Israel over the past year. Most are in jail while the government discusses asylum options, but a small number have been placed in temporary kibbutz homes.

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