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  9/7/2012, Elul 20, 5772

Aid Organizations Criticize Eritrean Arrangement

Refugee aid organizations criticized, Friday, the arrangement made Thursday between Israel and Egypt, under which a boy and two women from Eritrea were allowed into Israel after waiting eight days on the Sinai border, and 18 Eritrean men who waited on the border with them were turned over to Egyptian authorities.

The organizations called the agreement an exercise, noting that Israel's Supreme Court had scheduled a hearing, Sunday, on a petition to let all 21 Eritreans into Israel.