eritrean migrants in israel

Police find stabbing victim lying in pool of blood on Finn Street in south Tel Aviv
Police find Eritrean stabbing victim lying in pool of blood in south TA

30-year-old man was evacuated in moderate condition to Ichilov Hospital

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal leads to new debate about migrants

Pro-migrant groups, including the UN, have said Eritreans cannot safely be sent back to Eritrea for fear of persecution under the country’s draconian draft laws.

demonstrators hold a petition for rehabilitation of South Tel Aviv
Four injured in clashes between Eritreans in South Tel Aviv

Nearby, protests held in support and against migrants

Teklit Michael, 29, an asylum seeker from Eritrea, works in the kitchen of a restaurant in Tel Aviv
Lawmakers cut debt for employers of asylum-seekers

This arrangement only applies until the end of June, after which the previous arrangement will resume.

African migrants take part in a protest against Israel's detention policy toward them
Special report: Gov't ignoring socio-economic rights of migrants

The state comptroller said that migrants’ health issues, trauma from having been tortured or used in the slave trade and inability to afford basic items like food have been ignored.

Protestors demonstrate against Israel's plan to deport asylum-seekers
Israel to reopen migrant prisons after admitting deportation plan failed

MK Shelly Yacimovich said that the state's announcement is "a welcome step that will save Israel from committing a serious and harmful act."

Residents of south Tel Aviv protest against African migrants living in their neighbourhood
South Tel Aviv leader says ‘national struggle’ to reject migrants

“The ‘rehabilitation’ of southern Tel Aviv is not just a local battle,” he said, “It is part of a greater national struggle.”

Uganda considering Israeli request to take African migrants, minister says

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.

By REUTERS
13/04/2018
African migrants painted in white hold signs during a protest against the Israeli government's plan
State waffles before court on Uganda deportation deal

Representatives dodge questions as to whether there’s an agreement, admit 1,749 expelled there since 2015.

60 refugee law experts against Israel’s plan to deport asylum seekers

“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.”

By JTA
10/04/2018
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