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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.

Israel to provide mental health evaluations for asylum-seekers bound for detention center

Date: 19.10.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
The state will be budgeting 600,000 shekels ($171,000) to provide 2,500 psychiatric evaluations for asylum-seekers claiming that they cannot be held at the Holot detention facility in the Negev.
Most will be seeking an exemption from orders se

Why is Israel refusing to teach African asylum seekers Hebrew?

Date: 8.8.17 Source: +972, Omri Du-Nour

Israel’s desert detention facility for asylum seekers, “Holot,” has been controversial ever since it was first opened four years ago.

Israel cuts asylum seeker pay, piling pressure on them to leave

Date: 1.5.17 Source: Middle East Eye, Yuval Abraham

TEL AVIV, Israel - A new Israeli law has come into force that withholds 20 percent of asylum seeker pay until they leave Israel, in a move critics say is designed to force them out of the country.

Africans leaving Israel under secret deals arrive on Europe’s shores

Date: 11.4.17 Source: news deeply, Gaëlle Faure

PARIS – It became clear to Arzer* in the spring of 2014 that Israel would never grant him refugee status.

Asylum Seekers From Darfur No Longer Being Sent to Israeli Detention Facility

Date: 27.10.16 Source: Ha`aretz
Decision not to send Dafurians to Holot based on fact that most asylum seekers have not had their political asylum requests answered yet, immigration authority says. By: Ilan Lior

Rwanda or Saharonim

Date: 18.7.15 Source: HRM
New Hotline report on the Holot detention facility exposes grave shortcomings

A year since protests, detained asylum seekers hint at new strategy

Date: 27.6.15 Source: 972MAGAZINE
A year ago, 1,000 African asylum seekers marched out of the Holot detention facility toward the Egyptian border, hoping to draw the world’s attention to their plight. Since then, thousands have been pressured to leave Israel. As protests appear ineffectual, two asylum seekers discuss what comes next.

Israel ignores court order on jailed refugee leader

Date: 3.6.15 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Mutasim Ali's refugee status application has gone unaddressed for over 2.5 years - despite being backed by the UN's Refugee Agency.


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