South Sudanese Deported From Israel

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Sudanese deported from Israel returns home

More than 900 South Sudanese have been deported from Israel since June, as the Israeli government continues on a massive crackdown on African Migrants in the country.

The South Sudanese migrants were flown to South Sudan in groups by planes provided by the Israeli government.

“Over 900 South Sudanese have been flown back from Israel since June 2012.They are all in good health. Most of them say they are happy to be back home given their treatment in Israel,” Luben Lyong, a South Sudanese official said.

The final group of 100 South Sudanese returned from Israel on Thursday and was received by government officials led by deputy chairperson of relief and rehabilitation, commission, Jovana Luka, who said that the 900 South Sudanese will soon be integrated with their families.

A number of Sudanese nationals fled to Israel at the height of a 20 year old war between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the Khartoum regime, which ended in 2005 at the signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

The agreement culminated in the secession of South Sudan from Khartoum last year.

Since South Sudan attained its independence, thousands of its nationals have returned to the country from Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo among other countries