Israeli officials said Thursday that they would transfer all Ukrainian refugees awaiting clarity on their entry status from Ben Gurion International Airport to a hotel, after footage showed dozens of refugees being forced to wait at the airport without basic amenities and care.
Footage aired by Channel 12 news showed large numbers of people inside one of the airport’s terminals, with young children sleeping on the floor and on a baggage carousel, as well as an elderly woman being treated after apparently fainting.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett proclaimed earlier Thursday that Israel must “open its doors and hearts” to Ukrainian Jewish refugees and ensure that their immigration and absorption is as smooth as possible. But footage circulating in recent days has shown disturbing treatment for many of those who recently arrived in the country…
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