Daniel Molusht ran the last hundred meters to the finish of the marathon in Tiberias, waving the Israeli flag. However, due to the lack of legal status, Molusht cannot be declared the winner. He is still considered a refugee.
According to Daniel himself, his parents fled Ethiopia to Sudan in order not to participate in hostilities with Eritrea. And Daniel was born in Sudan. In 2007, when he was 11 years old, the family decided to flee to Israel. And for 13 years now, the guy has been living in Israel and is awaiting his legalization.
The Population and Immigration Department said that the asylum department is processing thousands of applications, including the request of Daniel Molusht. “Until a decision is made on the application, the applicant can remain in Israel and continue to work. It will be clarified that asylum applications are considered in accordance with the international criteria of the “ Convention relating to the Status of Refugees '', which first of all checks whether there is a real threat to the life of the applicant. And this is regardless of sports or other abilities. ”