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Eritrean asylum seekers

Israeli Soldier, Prison Guard Acquitted in Death of Asylum Seeker They Mistook for Terroris

Date: 20.7.20 Source: Haaretz, Almog Ben Zikri

An Israeli court acquitted on Monday two men who were charged with beating to death an Eritrean asylum seeker in 2015.  

The Eritrean cooking course teaching Israelis about asylum seekers

Date: 7.5.20 Source: JPost, Linda Gardstein

When Asmait Merhatsion, 30, was in prison in Eritrea, she never dreamed someday she would be teaching Israelis in Tel Aviv how to cook Eritrean food.

Portrait of a crisis: Asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv facing coronavirus

Date: 30.4.20 Source: +972 Mag, Oren Ziv

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in Israel, the plight of African asylum seekers, who are not entitled to assistance from the Israeli government, has been amplified.

Israel's Top Court Denies Revealing Government Files on Human Rights in Eritrea

Date: 25.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court denied on Wednesday an appeal filed by of a group of human rights activists demanding that the Foreign Ministry release classified documents concerning the human rights situation in Eritrea and Israel’s relations with the African country.

Announcing New Criteria, Israel to Revisit All Asylum Requests by Eritreans

Date: 17.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel will reexamine all requests from Eritrean asylum seekers, including 3,000 that were previously turned down, a decision by a special committee said on Tuesday, as it announced new assessment criteria.

Repression without Borders - a briefing by Amnesty International (June 2019)

Date: 2.7.19 Source: Amnesty International

This briefing highlights the routine and widespread use of harassment and threats by the Eritrean government and its supporters against Eritrean human rights defenders.

Deportation to Eritrea Endangers Lives – No Improvement in Human Rights Conditions There

Date: 1.11.18 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

Update ahead of the Hearing in the Interior Committee of the Knesset on “Examining the Non-Removal Policy to Eritrea Considering International Developments”, Monday, October 15, 2018.

Refugees Need Protection

Date: 27.10.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Michal Pinchuk

In his opinion piece (“Return to Eritrea is long overdue,” October 15), Yonatan Jacubowicz deems Eritrea, a country whose regime has beenii accused of crimes against humanity, safe enough.

Eritrean People Never Fled because of The War with Ethiopia

Date: 22.10.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Teklit Michael
 

The so-called Eritrean government signed a peace deal in July with the Ethiopian government. For the Eritrean people, nothing has come from this deal other than an intangible concept of peace. After the deal, Eritreans were ecstatic.

Justice Minister Vows Israel Will Deport Eritreans as Soon Eritrea Ends Indefinite Military Service

Date: 25.7.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel will begin deporting Eritreans back to their homeland the moment it ends mandatory military conscription of indefinite duration, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tuesday.

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