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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

In Tel Aviv, Holot, reactions mixed on fateful High Court decision on migrants

Date: 13.8.15 Source: The Jerusalem Post
“They now understand that they can stay here and I don’t see any of them deciding to leave on their own now,” Tel Aviv city councilman says. By BEN HARTMAN

High court upholds constitutionality of ‘anti-infiltration law’

Date: 11.8.15 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Court rules that the Knesset must come up with revisions to the bill within 6 months, and temporarily limits the length of detention at Holot to 12 months. By BEN HARTMAN

After harrowing journey, Sudanese asylum seeker freed from Israeli detention center

Date: 24.2.15 Source: Ilan Lior, Haaretz
Sadiq al-Sadiq agreed to leave Israel for Ethiopia only to find himself facing deportation to Sudan; he was then forced to return to Israel, where he has been jailed for nine months.

"Make Their Lives Miserable"

Date: 9.9.14 Source: Human Rights Watch
Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel. Human Rights Watch Report September 9, 2014

Refugees protests conditions at Negev detention center

Date: 21.5.14 Source: ynet, Omri Efraim
Some 300 asylum seekers are protesting at the Negev facility, claiming nine transfers were left to sleep outside; Prison Service says demonstrators trying to pressure management with false claims.

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