“We have an opportunity to do the mitzvah of ‘You shall love the stranger.’ These young men never lost hope. They believe in us.”
JERUSALEM — Israel can continue to deport illegal migrants to third countries, but cannot continue its policy of indefinite detention, the …
Israel has run out of space in its detention center designated for migrants and asylum seekers who have entered the country without documentation.
Escaping forced labor, trekking through the Sinai, and struggling to find refuge in Israel: that’s not just the Exodus narrative — it’s also the story of Tekle, an African refugee.
African immigrants detained in an Israeli jail celebrated Passover in a mock Seder last week. They did so as the threat of a real-life plague of deportation hangs over them.
African immigrants in Israel are cheering the High Court’s order to close a much-reviled detention center. But asylum seekers still worry about their precarious future in the Jewish state.
Israel’s high court on Monday outlawed a detention center where African migrants are held without trial and ordered some 2,000 inmates there released over the next three months.
More than 1,000 African migrants have been camping out near the border with Egypt to protest their treatment in Israel.
African asylum-seekers protest outside Israel’s Holot detention center in the Negev, February 2014 / Getty Images
Hassan Shakur fled Darfur for Israel, only to find himself stuck in limbo in a detention facility. Instead of feeling bitter, he’s trying to build the foundation of a better life.