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  6/24/2012, Tammuz 4, 5772

Court Clears Way for Repatriations to Ivory Coast

Interior Minister Eli Yishai welcomed, Sunday afternoon, the Jerusalem District Court's rejection of a petition by 1,500 to 2,000 citizens of the Ivory Coast, who had infiltrated Israel illegally, against their being sent back to the western African country. Their petition claimed that the country is still in the midst of a civil war and that to return would endanger them.

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