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Return to the wilderness: 'If Israel doesn't want us, we will go back to Egypt'

Date: 4.7.14 Source: HAARETZ
Gideon Levy and Alex Levac visit the place where hundreds of African asylum seekers protested the conditions at the Holot detention facility, desperately hoping to cross the border.

Protesting asylum seekers camp near Egypt border

Date: 28.6.14 Source: HAARETZ
After staging mass walk-out from Holot detention center, on second day of protest hundreds of asylum seekers vow not to return until demands are met.

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.

At least 23 Eritreans still detained in Israel, in violation of state policy

Date: 4.5.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
One month after being notified of the situation, only one out of the 24 asylum seekers being held in Holot has been released; he had a lawyer.

Israel: African Migrants March to Jerusalem to Protest Against Detention Law

Date: 17.12.13 Source:, Gianluka Mezzofiore
Sudanese migrants left 'open' detention facility to protest against fresh legislation


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