State Attorneys told the Supreme Court, Sunday, that the repatriation of illegal infiltrators from Sudan and Eritrea was being treated differently because Israel does not have diplomatic relations with Sudan. Unlike Eritrea, where the infiltrators may be returned directly, they must be returned to Sudan via a third country.
The attorneys submitted a deposition by Hagai Hadas, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus emissary to talks on absorbing or providing transit to the infiltrators, which stated that one country has agreed, in principle, to fill both functions, although details have to be worked out. He said progress was being made in talks with four other countries. He said the names of the countries could not be disclosed, so as not to harm the talks and compromise the effort.