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How Israel’s secret refugee deals collapsed in the light of day

Date: 3.5.18 Source: News deeply, Yotam Gidron

ISRAEL’S AFRICA DIPLOMACY has long been characterized by a large degree of informality and secrecy, and the charade surrounding the transfer of refugees from Israel to Uganda and Rwanda is no exception.

Meretz MKs head to Africa to ‘expose’ state’s migrant deportation plan

Date: 8.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, TOI Staff

Two lawmakers from the left-wing Meretz party arrived in Rwanda on Thursday for a four-day visit aimed at “exposing” the Israeli government’s “failure” to deal with its African asylum seekers.

Rwanda, Uganda trade barbs over treatment of refugees

Date: 4.2.18 Source: Times of Israel, AP and TOI Staff

More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda’s secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries.

Asylum Seekers Deported from Israel to Rwanda Warn Those Remaining: "Don't Come Here"

Date: 2.2.18 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior

It’s been four years since the life of Goitom, 28, from Eritrea changed dramatically. When he came to renew his residency visa in Israel, an immigration official told him he had to report to the Holot detention facility. At that time, people were being kept there indefinitely.

Rwanda Denies Signing 'Secret Deal With Israel' to Accept Deported Asylum Seekers

Date: 23.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior

Rwanda's government on Tuesday denied reaching an agreement with Israel on accepting thousands of asylum seekers slated to be deported.

Thousands of asylum seekers protest deportation outside Rwandan embassy

Date: 22.1.18 Source: +972, Joshua Leifer

Approximately 2,000 asylum seekers demonstrated outside of the Rwandan embassy in Herzilya on Monday against the Israeli government’s plan to deport them.

Mr. Kagame, Don't Cooperate With Israel's Asylum-seeker Expulsion

Date: 7.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Gideon Levy

We still have time a moment before the African refugees are hunted down like animals on our streets – streets they have faithfully and invisibly swept for years, confined to their hole-in-the-wall apartments and our res

Netanyahu pushes for forced expulsion of African asylum seekers

Date: 3.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Noa Landau and Ilan Lior
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday instructed National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat to examine a plan for the forcible expulsion of African asylum seekers. 
 
To date, some of the possibilities examined have included encouraging

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.

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