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A South Sudanese girl protests against Israel's government decision to deport 700 South Sudanese asylum seekers back to South Sudan. (AP)
A South Sudanese girl protests against Israel's government decision to deport 700 South Sudanese asylum seekers back to South Sudan. (AP)

There are few countries in the developed world where immigration is not a hot button political issue and Israel is no exception.

In recent weeks, African migrants from countries such as Eritrea and Sudan have been the target of violent attacks by Israelis who blame them for a rise in crime and anti-social behavior. The government is building a fence along its long border with Egypt to try and stop the flow of thousands of North Africans.

And in the coming days, Israel is expected to deport hundreds of immigrants back to South Sudan.

The BBC's Jon Donnison reports.

This segment aired on June 1, 2012.

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