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Israel Ignores Court Order to Grant Work Visas to Darfur Asylum Seekers

Date: 5.1.17 Source: Ha`aretz
by ilan Lior. Tribunal ruled that state can’t deprive people of basic rights, while keeping them waiting indefinitely for response to asylum request

Law Forces Asylum-seekers to Set Aside Fifth of Salary, to Be Paid Out When They Leave Israel

Date: 4.1.17 Source: Ha`aretz
By Ilan Lior. Israel says aim is to make employing asylum-seekers more expensive for businesses; human rights organizations warn that the obligation will exacerbate poverty.

Israeli teen held for beating to death Sudanese refugee

Date: 20.11.16 Source: The Times of Israel
Police search for other suspects in attack last week in the central city of Petah Tikva

Asylum Seekers From Darfur No Longer Being Sent to Israeli Detention Facility

Date: 27.10.16 Source: Ha`aretz
Decision not to send Dafurians to Holot based on fact that most asylum seekers have not had their political asylum requests answered yet, immigration authority says. By: Ilan Lior

Asylum Seekers in Israel Deprived of Basic Medical Care as Services Stop Treating Them

Date: 8.8.16 Source: Ha`aretz
Sheyzaf Zach, who heads the advocacy and support center of the refugee aid organization ASSAF, said Gesher’s shutdown is another case of penny wise, pound foolish. Failing to give traumatized asylum seekers basic mental health services means they are liable to deteriorate to the point where they need psychiatric hospitalization, he said. By: Ilan Lior

In first, Israel grants refugee status to Sudanese asylum seeker

Date: 24.6.16 Source: +972
Six years after he fled Darfur for Israel, Mutasim Ali, one of the leaders of the asylum seekers’ struggle in Israel, has been granted refugee status. Ali: ‘Now I can live a normal life with dignity.’ By Yael Marom

Israel’s ultimatum to refugees: Indefinite detention or danger

Date: 18.11.15 Source: +972
An Israeli court upholds the government’s policy of indefinitely imprisoning African asylum if they don’t agree to ‘voluntary deportation’ to third countries with no legal status. The xenophobia driving Israel’s policy is top-down, but there is another way. By Anat Ovadia-Rosner

Refugees in Israel Fear They Could All Be Targets of Next Lynch Mob

Date: 22.10.15 Source: HAARETZ
Fellow asylum seekers say Eritrean refugee shot and beaten by mob was killed by racism, not by mistake. Eetta Prince-Gibson


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