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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.

Deportation process begins: Israel demands that asylum seekers leave by april

Date: 1.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Ilan lior
The Population, Immigration and Border Authority has launched its campaign to begin ridding Israel of its African asylum seekers, announcing Monday that many Eritrean and Sudanese nationals will have to leave the country within the coming months or be incarcerated indefinitely.

Israel to deliver asylum seekers to the hands of human smugglers

Date: 29.12.17 Source: +972,  Noa Yachot

Exactly one decade ago, liberal Israelis were boasting of their government’s treatment of the refugees who had recently begun entering the country, largely from Sudan.

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.

Experts fear dangers faced in Rwanda by expelled asylum seekers

Date: 17.12.17 Source: ynet, Amir Alon

Although the government unanimously approved a bill Sunday to close the Holot detention facility which houses African illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, the plan still depends on successfully ex

Israeli pilots must refuse to fly expelled asylum seekers toward their deaths

Date: 14.12.17 Source: Haaretz, Gideon Levy
In the next few weeks the first planes will set out. Some of the passengers are liable to be journeying toward their deaths. Some will be on journeys to prison, to torture camps, to humiliations and tribulations, to hunger and disease; trips to darkness.

African asylum seekers face deportation from Israel

Date: 12.12.17 Source: Al Jazeera, Harry Fawcett

Thousands of African asylum seekers and refugees are facing deportation from Israel, after parliament approved a bill allowing the government to force them out of the country.

Those who refuse to go will be imprisoned.

Rwanda, Uganda to receive Israel deportees ‘in a matter of weeks’

Date: 10.12.17 Source: The east African, Ivan R. Mugisha and Edmund Kagire

Rwanda and Uganda will start receiving a large number of African refugees deported from Israel “in a matter of weeks,” a court in Tel Aviv was told on Tuesday.

Rwanda says no to migrant deportation

Date: 2.12.17 Source: The Jerusalem Post, Sheldon Gellar

Rwanda recently declared that it is willing to host as many as 30,000 African migrants currently trapped in Libya and being sold openly in modern-day slave markets.

Knesset members vote to worsen migrant conditions ahead of deportation

Date: 29.11.17 Source: The Jerusalem Post, Lahav Harkov

A bill to extend limitations on migrants’ employment and in other areas, until the government can enact its plan to deport them, is headed to a final vote after approval by the Knesset Interior Committee on Wednesday.


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