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Israel Refutes Lengthy Eritrean Military Service Claims

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom said Eritreans have to do military service
Lengthy mandatory military service as a factor? But what forced Eritrea to maintain a large standing army and an extended military service? The answer to the large scale emigration of Eritrean youth lies behind this question. Despite the social and economic consequences that it entails, Eritrea will have no option than maintaining a high level of military preparedness until the threat to its national existence is removed. Who else to understand this better than the Israelis?

By Ilan Lior | for haaretz.com,

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom said Monday that Eritreans have to do military service for 18 months in their native land, contradicting recent reports by the United Nations and U.S. State Department.

Israeli advocates on behalf of Eritrean asylum seekers have cited lengthy mandatory military service as a factor motivating them to flee their homeland, but Shalom rejected such claims. Continue reading Israel Refutes Lengthy Eritrean Military Service Claims

Being an Eritrean Opposition Can’t Guarantee Refugee Status: Interior Minister

Racism, Indefinite Detentions, Isolation, Lack of basic Freedom do characterize the thousands of African Migrants in Israel

By TesfaNews,

Following the unprecedented mass demonstration this week by thousands of African migrants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar chides there are people among the Eritrean migrants who believe that being an opposition leader might give them a better chance of receiving refugee status. Continue reading Being an Eritrean Opposition Can’t Guarantee Refugee Status: Interior Minister