Hush, we're deporting survivors
By Ruth Sinai
The descriptions reported by survivors of the horror taking place in Sudan's Darfur province sound as though they were taken from the era of the Cossack pogroms against the Jews: Rioters gallop into town on horseback, kidnapping and raping the women, killing the men and burning the houses.
Over the past year, nearly 300 Sudanese have infiltrated into Israel. Some of them survived the ethnic cleansing being carried out by Arab militias in Darfur, with the support of the Muslim government in Khartoum. The survivors fled first to Egypt, but suffered from harassment and economic distress there, so they fled to Israel.
Ever since they arrived here, Israel has not disdained any means in its attempt to get rid of them. Neither the lessons of history, the protests of human rights organizations, the commands of conscience nor moral considerations interfere in the least.