Monday, February 18, 2019

Man Living "The Terminal" Interminably

Eissa Muhamad was deported from Israel for being present in the nation without authorization. He was sent by air back to his home nation of Niger. But Niger refused him entry. So he was returned to Israel. Then Israel re-returned him to Niger. And along that route back to Niger for the second time, Muhamad became stranded in an airport in an Ethiopian airport, where he has been living on handouts for the past four months.

The BBC has the shocking tale, which is somewhat reminiscent of the Tom Hanks film The Terminal.

Authorities say that Muhamad could apply for asylum in Ethiopia, but he would prefer to return either to Niger or Israel. At the moment, neither appears to be an option.


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