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  • Israel confirms sending migrants to third country

    March 5, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Following reports that Israel was sending African migrants to Uganda, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar confirmed that Israel is sending migrants to a third-party country.

    “The departure for third countries, on the basis of agreements we have reached, is of limited scope, in...

  • New Israeli detention center falls flat

    December 17, 2013 | 9:56 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    After three days of walking in the cold and snow, many of them on hunger strike, 150 African asylum seekers were forced onto buses and taken back to the new detention center in the Negev desert. The detainees say they want...

  • South Sudan officials to help coordinate deportation

    June 13, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Officials from South Sudan are set to arrive in Israel to help coordinate the deportation of up to 1,500 of its citizens.

    At least 300 South Sudanese migrants reportedly have signed voluntary departure forms indicating their willingness to be repatriated to their home country,...

  • Out of Israel, back to Africa

    June 12, 2012 | 8:46 am

    African migrants chosen for deportation from Israel were nervously awaiting a knock on the door or a tap on the shoulder on Tuesday as immigration officials rounded up hundreds for departure flights due to begin at the weekend.

    “The people are very tense. It’s pretty traumatic,”...

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  • Jerusalem court clears way for S. Sudanese migrants’ deportation

    June 7, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A Jerusalem court ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally.

    Thursday’s decision in Jerusalem District Court was in response to an appeal by NGOs representing African migrants. The appeal was filed after Israel’s Interior Minister Eli...

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