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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.

High court: state cannot detain migrants indefinitely

Date: 28.8.17 Source: The Jerusalem Post, Yonah Jeremy Bob

Bringing the battle between the government and the courts to a boiling point once more, the High Court of Justice has struck down a key aspect of the state’s African migrant policy as unconstitutional.

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


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