Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Deportation is not a solution: alternative ways of handling the refugee issue in Israel

Date: 15.6.18 Source: ASSAF and the Forum for Refugee Rights in Israel

This document was issued in Hebrew by the member organizations of the Forum for Refugee Rights (ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, Kav La'Oved (Worker's Hotline) and ARDC - African Refugees Development Center), at the time of the fierce struggle against forced deportation of refugees from Israel, in January 2018.

It represents the organizations' long-standing position against the Israeli Government's efforts to pursue the expulsion of refugees throughout the past years, and offers alternative ways to handle the difficult situation of asylum seekers in Israel, and the challenges faced by the residents of South Tel Aviv, where many of them are concentrated.

The document was translated to English by ASSAF's volunteers in June 2018.