Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Israel: No Place to Go

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Date: 13.11.12 Source: AlJazeera

African refugees in Israel face violence, discrimination and an uncertain future. 

Tensions came to a head in Tel Aviv this April with a Molotov cocktail attack on African homes and a creche.

In a country where refugees are seen as 'infiltrators' and a 'cancer', Isayas is a refugee attempting to change the situation on the ground. 

He escaped Eritrea after being imprisoned and tortured and is now trying to gather support and build a network to improve the plight of those fleeing war-torn countries. 

He works tirelessly to organise sit-ins and marches to challenge the construction of the world's largest detention centre for refugees. 

Isayas' energy is endless but even he has moments when the pressure gets too much.

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