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Sudanese asylum seekers

In first, Israel grants refugee status to Sudanese asylum seeker

Date: 24.6.16 Source: +972
Six years after he fled Darfur for Israel, Mutasim Ali, one of the leaders of the asylum seekers’ struggle in Israel, has been granted refugee status. Ali: ‘Now I can live a normal life with dignity.’ By Yael Marom

A Sudanese asylum seeker's advice for the Israeli government

Date: 3.2.15 Source: HAARETZ
A refugee held in Israel's Holot detention center wants Israel to stop treating asylum seekers as criminals, and to empower them to be good leaders for the future generations in our country. By Adil Aldao

Calls for Israel to grant illegal Darfuri migrants refugee status

Date: 7.12.14 Source: Sudan Tribune

December 6, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The chairman of Israel’s Yesh Atid party and the outgoing finance minister Yair Lapid said that Israel must recognise Darfuris who entered the country illegally as refugees.

Israel should recognize Darfur migrants as refugees, says Lapid

Date: 6.12.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
But the state should treat Eritreans as illegal immigrants, the outgoing finance minister says on his Facebook page.

Asylum seeker thrown out of detention center after stroke

Date: 6.6.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Abed al-Karim had to leave his job and apartment to come to Holot, which refused to help when he suffered a crippling stroke.

Refugees protests conditions at Negev detention center

Date: 21.5.14 Source: ynet, Omri Efraim
Some 300 asylum seekers are protesting at the Negev facility, claiming nine transfers were left to sleep outside; Prison Service says demonstrators trying to pressure management with false claims.

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.

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