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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.

25/06/2016
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.

15/02/2016
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.

09/02/2016
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.

02/02/2016
The Holot Detention Facility in the Negev.

Court: No freezing new orders to migrants to come to Holot detention center

The migrants had hoped for a victory on the momentum of 1,200 other migrants being released from migrant detention centers last week.

The Holot Detention Facility in the Negev.

Holot detention center begins releasing hundreds of African migrants

Negev facility is set to release some 600 African migrants Tuesday, and a similar number are slated for discharge Wednesday.

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