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Sudanese asylum seekers

Sudan is still not a safe place for Sudanese asylum-seekers

Date: 14.6.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Sheldon Gellar

The Israeli government has been frustrated by: (a) its failure to deport African asylum- seekers in Israel to Rwanda and Uganda and (b) the High Court’s resistance to approving forced deportation.

Israel considering sending asylum seekers to ‘safe spots’ in Sudan

Date: 29.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Senior Israeli officials are considering sending Sudanese asylum seekers back to Sudan, a hostile country that has vowed to punish anybody who has set foot on Israeli soil.

Israel to grant humanitarian status to 300 asylum seekers from Sudan

Date: 27.5.18 Source: The times of Israel, Melanie Lidman

Israel notified the High Court of Justice on Sunday that it will grant humanitarian status to 300 Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, and Darfur regions of Sudan.

'They are in a state of in-between': What life is like for Sudanese refugees in Israel

Date: 14.5.18 Source: Pacific Standard, Kenneth R. Rosen

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The two men, Naji and Abrahiem, refugee and local friend, drove in a state of worry through the night across the Sinai desert in Egypt. It was June 6th, 2004. They were headed for Israel.

Israel must help asylum seekers trapped in the sex industry

Date: 27.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

“We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution,” Victor Hugo wrote.

Israel Says It May Shield Hundreds of Nuba Asylum Seekers From Expulsion

Date: 26.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Hundreds of asylum seekers from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan who suffered genocidal attacks are to be given the same legal status as people from Darfur, which may shield them from expulsion, the state has told the H

How a Sudanese Asylum Seeker Caught the Acting Bug in Holot

Date: 17.3.18 Source: haaretz, Ofer Perlman

“Wow, wow, wow,” says Omad Shakour, putting aside the cigarette that went out a while ago. “My whole body was trembling. I was sweating like crazy. I could barely talk; my throat was completely dry.”

Africans in Israel worry deportation plan could be a death warrant

Date: 18.2.18 Source: CBC News, Derek Stoffel

Muluebrhan Mesgna walked out of an Israeli immigration office near Tel Aviv clutching a white piece of paper that he worries is his death warrant.

Look at My Mother. This Is Where Israel Is Deporting Us

Date: 16.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Christina Batista 

We came to Israel from Egypt in 2007. I was six years old and my sister Viola was 12. We walked by foot through the desert. Mum was pregnant and dad supported her. Walking was hard.

Israel to pay out over $120,000 to African asylum seekers jailed illegally

Date: 7.11.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan lior
The state is going to pay five asylum seekers from Sudan 425,000 shekels ($121,429) each because they were sent to the Holot detention facility and held there for lengthy periods even though they were entitled to temporary resident status in Israel.

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