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Eritrean asylum seekers

Asylum seeker whose baby was stabbed is sent to detention

Date: 18.7.14 Source: Vered Lee, HAARETZ
An Eritrean asylum seeker whose daughter was stabbed in the head in Tel Aviv last January, has been summoned to attend a detention center in the Negev.

At least 23 Eritreans still detained in Israel, in violation of state policy

Date: 4.5.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
One month after being notified of the situation, only one out of the 24 asylum seekers being held in Holot has been released; he had a lawyer.

Asylum seekers rally outside U.N. office in Tel Aviv

Date: 13.2.14 Source: UPI
 Asylum seekers from Africa rallied Thursday outside a United Nations office in Tel Aviv, asking for help in remaining in Israel.
The demonstration was one of many held against the Anti-Infiltration Law and the detention of hundreds of African immigrants in the Hol

Rights group: Eritrean refugees regularly abducted in Egypt, Sudan

Date: 11.2.14 Source: Haaretz and The Associated Press
Human Rights Watch calls for crackdown on local officials who say are colluding with traffickers.

Where were you during the refugee struggle of 2014?

Date: 5.2.14 Source: The Times of Israel, Caylee Talpert
Growing up in Post-Apartheid South Africa I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I had been born 20 years earlier during the height of Apartheid.

The origins and politics of Israel's refugee debate

Date: 28.1.14 Source: +972 magazine, Michael Omer-Man
An in-depth look at the historical and political developments that shaped Israel’s current African asylum-seeker crisis — and one way to resolve it that meets Israel’s own needs while doing right by those who most need its protection

Dozens of activists reach out to Holot detainees

Date: 18.1.14 Source: YNET, Matti Siver
Activists for rights of asylum seekers visit Negev detention center, bring supplies, food, blankets, to express support to detainees

UN: Israel immigration rules could breach intl. law

Date: 10.1.14 Source: PressTV
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says Israel’s new immigration rules could breach international law as they enable the indefinite detention of asylum-seekers.

Tel Aviv: Eritreans commemorate compatriots killed in Italy boat tragedy

Date: 12.10.13 Source: Ynet
Week after at least 300 Eritreans drown when boat carrying migrants capsizes off Italian shore line, south Tel Aviv's Eritrean community holds ceremony commemorating victims. By Omri Efraim

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