Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel


UN demands Israeli explanation over secret deportation of Sudanese migrants

Date: 27.2.13 Source: HAARETZ
Israeli human rights activists and politicians blast deportation as immoral and in violation of basic obligations under international law; Netanyahu, Eli Yishai have yet to respond.By Talila Nesher

Israel quietly sends migrants to Sudan

Date: 26.2.13 Source: AP

 Israel has quietly repatriated hundreds of Sudanese migrants in recent months, drawing accusations from rights groups that it has coerced the Africans into potentially life-threatening situations and possibly violated international norms for treating refugees.

Deportation and Voluntary Departure

The Israeli Government's policy in recent years is to apply pressure on asylum seekers in order to make them leave the country. It has been doing so by threatening them with incarceration, and expropriating a significant portion of their salaries. In addition, the state has acted in various ways to forcibly deport asylum seekers.

Court prohibits detention of Sudanese refugees days before mass arrests begin

Date: 12.10.12 Source: 972MAGAZINE
The court’s move comes in response to an October 3 petition, filed by the Clinic for Migrants’ Rights at the Academic Center of Law and Business, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Hotline for Migrant Workers, ASSAF Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, the African Refugee Development Center (ADRC), and Kav La’Oved, as well six African asylum seekers. By Mya Guarnieri

South Sudanese: Israel won't show us any mercy

Date: 11.6.12 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Orit Marom of ASSAF, the Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, slammed the arrests as a “shame.” “Children getting ready for school were taken from their homes in the early morning,” she told The Jerusalem Post. “It’s despicable.


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