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No Reason Illegal Eritrean Immigrants Can’t be Sent Back

Former Minster Eli Yishai says that the time has come for Israel to return illegal migrants from Eritrea to their homeland.

How to make the return (voluntary or not) attractive? Time for the Israeli government to cooperate directly with the Eritrean government on pilot projects that could create jobs that benefits returnees first. (Photo: Eliran Aharon)

By Eliran Aharon,

Former Minster Eli Yishai, the head of the Yachad political party, said that the time has come for Israel to return illegal migrants from Eritrea to their homeland.

Yishai was responding to a leaked document which was sent from the Eritrean ambassador to Israel to Interior Minister Silvan Shalom. Continue reading No Reason Illegal Eritrean Immigrants Can’t be Sent Back

Netanyahu: Africans Deported from Israel “Not Asylum Seekers”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that African immigrants that are being deported from Israel to Africa are job seekers, not asylum seekers. Israel wants to resettle African migrants in Africa.

By Edmund Kagire | for The East African,

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken on the controversial issue of African immigrants being deported from the middle eastern country to Africa, saying that they are ‘job seekers’, not asylum seekers.

Israel has been criticised by rights groups over the mistreatment of African asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan, as well as over ongoing plans to resettle them back in African countries including Rwanda and Uganda. Continue reading Netanyahu: Africans Deported from Israel “Not Asylum Seekers”

Eritrean Parents Sued Israeli Government for Son’s Murder

The family of an Eritrean asylum seeker who was shot by a security guard and then beaten by an angry mob after he was mistaken for a terrorist has sued the state for damages, claiming negligence and failure to follow proper procedure caused his death.

By Jewish Telegraphic Agency,

The parents of an Eritrean man shot and killed at the scene of a terror attack in Beersheba after being mistaken for the terrorist are suing the state.

The parents of Haftom Zarhum are asking for $3 million shekel, about $780,000, in damages for the October 2015 killing. The lawsuit includes the Israel Police, the bus station’s security company and the four indicted assailants. Continue reading Eritrean Parents Sued Israeli Government for Son’s Murder