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South Sudanese: Israel won't show us any mercy

Date: 11.6.12 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Orit Marom of ASSAF, the Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, slammed the arrests as a “shame.” “Children getting ready for school were taken from their homes in the early morning,” she told The Jerusalem Post. “It’s despicable.

Authorities round up South Sudanese ahead of mass deportation

Date: 10.6.12 Source: 972MAGAZINE
The courts cleared the way for deportation of South Sudanese on Thursday, giving them a week to leave voluntarily – but only three days later, authorities have already begun rounding up people.

Israel turns on its refugees

Date: 4.6.12 Source: TheGuardian
Firebombing of house containing 10 Eritreans is latest example of growing racism stoked by politicians and media

Deportation of South Sudanese is legal, ministry says

Date: 15.5.12 Source: The Times of Israel
In light of leaked report, human rights organizations plead for more time to ensure asylum seekers are not at risk in war-torn home country

'Israel trying to render migrants invisible'

Date: 11.5.12 Source: Ynet,
The ASSAF group, Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, said that they intend to take preventive measures, as they joined forces with the Migrant Workers Hotline and Amnesty International, and toured the existing and planned detention facilities. By Shiri Hadar

Attackers throw Molotov cocktails at TA migrants

Date: 27.4.12 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Day care center one of three buildings damaged; police refuse to comment on whether crimes were racially motivated.

No Promised Land for Refugees

Date: 6.4.12 Source: Tablet
Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds. By Larry Derfner

South Sudanese get last-minute reprieve from deportation

Date: 1.4.12 Source: 972MAGAZINE
The judge, Yigal Marzel, issued the order in response to a petition filed by the Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel (ASSAF), the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC), the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Hotline for Migrant Workers, and Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHR-Israel).

Court delays South Sudan migrants' expulsion

Date: 29.3.12 Source: Ynet,
Orit Marom of the Organization for Aiding Refugees welcomed the court's decision and said "we were pleased to see that the Foreign Ministry is aware of the difficult reality in South Sudan."

Israel seeks to return refugees to South Sudan

Date: 22.3.12 Source: Los Angeles Times

Israel doesn't need celebrity activists to call its attention to troubles in Africa. After years of being on the receiving end of a steady stream of work migrants and asylum seekers, the country knows this first-hand.

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