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Israel releases 207 African migrants as part of deportation deal

Date: 16.4.18 Source: Al Bawaba, SyndiGate.info

Israel on Sunday plans to release 207 African migrants seeking asylum Sunday while attempting to finalize a deportation plan.

All remaining asylum seekers released from Saharonim Prison

Date: 15.4.18 Source: ynet, Amir Alon

The Population and Immigration Authority released Sunday all 207 African asylum seekers who have been imprisoned in the Saharonim Prison in line with a High Court of Justice ruling from last week.

Israel's top court orders 207 African migrants freed from detention

Date: 15.4.18 Source: i24News

Israel's High Court of Justice ordered the immediate release of all 207 African migrants currently being held in detention for refusing deportation orders and extended a freeze on the state's controversial expulsion plan after it failed to present an updated agreement with a "third coun

Despite Ruling, Asylum Seekers in Israel Are Jailed Without Option to Appeal

Date: 19.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

In the last month, the Interior Ministry’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority has jailed 280 asylum seekers at the Saharonim prison in the south immediately after they refused to be sent by Israeli authorities to a third country.

Prison Officials Warn: No Room to Jail Thousands of Asylum Seekers Who Refuse to Leave Israel

Date: 4.2.18 Source: Haaretz, Josh Breiner

There is not enough room in Israel’s prisons to take in the thousands of asylum seekers who refuse to leave Israel, senior Israel Prison Service officials have told the National Security Council.

Israel: African migrants told to leave or face imprisonment

Date: 2.1.18 Source: BBC news

The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment.

The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days.

Thousands of asylum seekers to be given 90 days to leave Israel or face prison

Date: 28.12.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan lior and Josh Breiner
Thousands of asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan will soon be told to leave Israel within three months or face prison.

Eritreans, Sudanese worse affected by Israel's forced deportation plan

Date: 21.11.17 Source: Africanews, Abdur Rahman, Alfa Shaban

A plan by Israeli authorities to forcibly deport to third countries or jail African migrants will affect predominantly Eritrea and Sudanese migrants in the country.

Israeli ministers want asylum seekers to choose: jail or deportation

Date: 17.11.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Two key cabinet ministers have proposed closing an open detention facility for asylum seekers within four months and giving the detainees a choice between deportation and jail.
 
“We should examine whether the residential facility at Holot is ne

Israel can now deport African asylum seekers without their consent

Date: 25.10.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Israel will now be able to deport asylum-seekers, even if they do not give their consent. The new policy comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made changes to the agreement Israel had signed with Rwanda.

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