PHOTO: 30,000 African migrants protest in Israel

BY newsdesk  January 6, 2014 at 11:19 AM EST

Thousands of African migrants protested in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday and launched a three day strike in the service industries where many are illegally employed. The migrants want refugee status and an end to anti-immigration policies in Israel. The Israeli government has taken a strong anti-immigration position, and recently passed legislation allowing migrants to be detained for up to a year without a trial.

In early 2013, PBS NewsHour Reporter/Producer P.J. Tobia traveled to Tel Aviv to report on the lives of Eritrean migrants living in Israel, and the hardships they face to get there.