Hundreds of Falash Mura in Ethiopia went on a hunger strike, demanding to be taken to Israel. The protesters, numbering as many as 1,000, declared Tuesday that they would fast for three days in Addis Ababa to force Israel to make good on a Knesset decision to speed their immigration. Israeli officials said every effort is being made to expedite the immigration of the 20,000 or so Falash Mura remaining in Ethiopia.
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