Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

South Sudan

Deportation and Voluntary Departure

The Israeli Government's policy in recent years is to apply pressure on asylum seekers in order to make them leave the country. It has been doing so by threatening them with incarceration, and expropriating a significant portion of their salaries. In addition, the state has acted in various ways to forcibly deport asylum seekers.

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.


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