Israel to Accept 100 Syrian Child Refugees
The Fellowship | January 26, 2017
The civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced many, many more continues to rage in Israel’s neighboring country, Syria. And now, The Jerusalem Post reports, the Jewish state has approved a plan that will absorb some of the child refugees displaced by the war:
Israel has allegedly agreed, for the first time, to grant asylum to some 100 children orphaned by neighboring Syria’s bloody civil war, Channel 10 News reported Wednesday night.
According to the report, Interior Minister Arye Deri recently approved the humanitarian plan under which Israel would absorb the child refugees from Syria…
According to Channel 10, the Syrian children will be brought to Israel on temporary residency status. That status will allow them to receive Israeli identification cards, however it will not immediately qualify them for national passports. It was not initially clear if the Syrian children residing in Israel would be able to apply for travel documents en lieu of a passport.
Under the purported initiative, the state plans to inform the United Nations that after four years of residency in the country, the children will become eligible for permanent residency status, authorizing their indefinite legal stay in Israel…