The High Court has given the State
of Israel 90 days to free the thousands of migrants held in the Saharonim
detention center in the Negev, and decide whether their status is that of
asylum seekers or illegal immigrants to be deported.
With a unanimous ruling Monday, the court
struck down by 9 votes to zero the state's entire new policy regarding the
migrants, which allows the country to hold the migrants without trial for up to
The ruling leaves
significant uncertainty as to how the state will comply both with the court's
order and its stated objectives to use all legal means to minimize and
"voluntarily" deport the thousands of migrants.
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