African migrants sit at the Holot open detention center in the Negev in Southern Israe

Netanyahu: It is time to deport African migrants

Netanyahu was discussing an initiative announced last week by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Interior Minister Arye Deri to close Holot, an “open” detention center.

Des réfugiés à l'issue de leur cursus au sein de SchoolHouse

L’école de l’espoir

Un centre d’études pour migrants africains tente de renverser le cours de la fatalité

Holot Eritrea

3 months to permit Holot migrants personal items, High Court tells state

“The decision clarifies to the state that it must treat the asylum seekers in Holot with dignity."

Holot Seder

Passover Seder conducted for African detainees in Negev detention center

“As Jews, we can’t ignore what is happening here and celebrate our freedom at Passover when there are people who don’t have their own freedom in this country.”

Mutasim Ali

Israel grants first Darfuri refugee status, after year of legal battles

Mutasim Ali becomes the first Darfuri to attain such status in Israel under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

AFRICAN DETAINEES at the Holot detention center in the Negev celebrate a pre-Passover Seder on Frida

Activists hold Seder for African asylum-seekers at Holot facility

Rabbis for Human Rights leads festival of freedom ritual

Holot Eritrea

Eritrean survivor of Tel Aviv hate crime fights to stay out of Holot

Fetwi Yoseif saw his toddler cousin stabbed repeatedly in the head.

Holot detention center

Knesset lowers maximum migrant detention in Holot to 12 months

The change follows the Supreme Court’s strike down of a 20-month maximum that had been allowed under a previous amendment.

African refugees

Knesset approves bill to limit migrant detention to 12 months

New amendment to the anti-infiltration law passes 20 to 12 in first parliamentary reading, which would allow the jailing of African migrants in “Holot” detention center, but limits time of detention.

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