Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies mass detentions of Georgians in Israel

No mass detentions of Georgians have taken place in Israel. The Israeli Immigration Service constantly checks the citizens of foreign countries and deports them if it is proved that they are illegally staying in Israel, - reads the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

According to the Ministry, the citizens of Georgia were deported as they did not have the right to legally stay in Israel.

"At this time, 24 citizens are at the deportation center of the Israeli Immigration Service. 12 of them already have tickets and are informed of their deportation date. Tickets for the other twelve citizens will be gradually purchased this week. The citizens were detained in various cities of Israel, at different times. No massive detentions have taken place," reads the statement.

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