Judge Feshititsky gave migrants a small "consolation prize", saying that if deportation still is not feasible for any reason, the state should grant Eritreans permanent status in Israel.
30-year-old man was evacuated in moderate condition to Ichilov Hospital
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.
Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled an agreement he had made with the Officer of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which he had advocated less than 24 hours before.
There are gaping holes in the new decision.
It appears that the current freeze may only be for the next couple weeks and that the court intends on issuing a final decision before April 1.
Thursday’s ruling may provide a respite for thousands of men who received deportation notices earlier this month.
Under the Refugee Convention, which Israel is a party to, persons who cannot return to their country of origin because of threat of persecution must be granted refugee status.
The Eritreans/Tigrayans are proud people, who have survived for the past 3,000 years, kept our Orit/Torah religion and culture, language and way of life.