Israel trying to expel 12th grader, mother back to Ukraine after a decade in Israel

The Interior Ministry is ordering a 12th grader and her mother to leave the country within two weeks and go back to war-torn Ukraine after 10 years in the country, Channel 12 reports.

The girl, who also plays on Israel’s handball team, was in the country legally after her mother married an Israeli.

However, he died recently and the ministry decided to revoke their residency and deny a claim for citizenship, saying that the marriage appeared to be a “fictitious relationship.”

The ministry says they found no grounds to reconsider the decision on “humanitarian grounds.”

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