The Israeli government has issued a 90-day notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment.

According to BBC, the migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days as they will be given the option of going to their home country or third countries.

It was gathered that the Israeli authorities have threatened to start jailing them from April if they do not leave.

The Israeli authorities, however exempted children, victims of human trafficking and slavery and the elderly.

A spokesperson for Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority told the BBC there were currently 38,000 “infiltrators” in Israel, of whom just 1,420 were being held in detention facilities.

”Israel uses the term “infiltrators” to describe people who did not enter the country through an official border crossing.

”Many of the migrants who are mostly from Eritrea and Sudan -say they came to Israel to seek asylum after fleeing persecution and conflict, but the authorities regard them as economic migrants,” he said.

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