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        7/8/2013, Av 1, 5773

      High Court Rejects Appeal of Ivory Coast Infiltrators


      The Supreme Court rejected, Sunday, the appeal by four illegal infiltrators from the Ivory Coast of a Jerusalem District Court decision upholding the decision of the Interior Ministry's Population Authority not to give them asylum.

      The four were denied their original request for asylum shortly after their arrival but the government had a policy of not returning people to the Ivory Coast. Following cancellation of the policy and a change in government in the western-African nation, they re-applied, saying they had registered with a political party that had gone from ruling the country to being in the opposition. In addition to ruling that there was no apparent threat to their lives if they were sent back, the High Court noted that they only joined the party after it went into opposition, and one of them had even demonstrated against the party when it was in power.