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The state is largely not detaining or deporting African migrants at the moment.
Rather, it appears to be attempting to ignore their existence and potential refugee rights.
Currently, many of the complaints regarding mistreatment of migrants in detention are serious, but the volume of those facing these issues are smaller than in the recent past.
The Congolose have lived in Israel some 15 years.
Standing Together has led a campaign in the past few months to prevent the deportation of African migrants.
By UDI SHAHAM
The lawmakers, all Democrats, wrote of their “concern” and “dismay” at the prime minister’s about-face.
By MICHAEL WILNER
“The ‘rehabilitation’ of southern Tel Aviv is not just a local battle,” he said, “It is part of a greater national struggle.”
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
The state on Sunday released over 200 migrants from the Saharonim detention center in the south due to the lack of a deal.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Migrants and rights groups say the migrants are seeking asylum after fleeing war and persecution, but the government maintains that they are "job seekers" and "infiltrators."
In January, Israel started handing out notices to male migrants from Eritrea and Sudan giving them three months to take the voluntary deal with a plane ticket and $3,500 or risk being thrown in jail.
When it comes to migrants, Netanyahu is weighing fight or flight.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Representatives dodge questions as to whether there’s an agreement, admit 1,749 expelled there since 2015.
“We call on the state of Israel to refrain from carrying out the deportations and to release those who are being detained for refusing to cooperate with their prospective deportations.”
The circumstances of the deal of the third country, widely reported to be Uganda, were not revealed.
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