Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Israel issues deportation notices to African migrants

By News Express on 05/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 439

•Israeli detention centre for asylum seekers
•Israeli detention centre for asylum seekers

Israel has started issuing deportation notices to African asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan.

On Sunday, the first wave of notices were distributed to men who are in the country without families, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

The 20,000 people who are not held in the country’s open detention facility will be expected to leave within 60 days, or risk being imprisoned indefinitely.

According to Haaretz, the refugees will be asked to either leave for Rwanda, or back to their home countries.

Israeli officials have said the decision to refrain from forcibly deporting parents, women and children will likely change in the future.

In December, the Israeli parliament passed a bill authorising the government to force asylum seekers out of the country.

During visits to detention centres, government representatives provided refugees with a letter that listed Rwanda – and on a previous occasion, Uganda – to relocate to.

“We would like to inform you that the state of Israel has signed agreements allowing you to leave Israel for a safe third country that will absorb you and give you a residency visa that will allow you to work in that country, and promises not to remove you to your country of origin,” the letter read, according to Haaretz.

Shortly after, Rwanda and Uganda rejected claims of signing a controversial deal to take in African migrants from the country.

Currently, Israel is home to about 40,000 asylum seekers, according to government figures. That includes 27,500 Eritrean and 7,800 Sudanese asylum seekers, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported.

Most asylum seekers in Israel are from Sudan and Eritrea who arrived over the last 10 years from neighbouring Egypt. Most have fled war, torture and other mistreatment.

Between December 2013 and June 2017, about 4,000 Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers were deported under Israel’s “voluntary departure programme” to Rwanda and Uganda, according to UNHCR.

Meanwhile, Holot, a detention centre that houses some of the asylum seekers in the country’s southern Negev desert, is scheduled to close down in six weeks. (Al Jazeera)

Source News Express

Posted 05/02/2018 12:19:15 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Bad weather disrupts flights

Trouble in APC, Tinubu asks National Chairman to...

Bayelsa: 8 LGAs share N1.3bn Paris Club Refund...

China clears way for life presidency

WhatsApp to discontinue on BB, Nokia, others by...

Gunmen kidnap President Jonathan’s local government chairman

Mina Stampede: NAHCON gives update on death toll...

Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base; 107 troops...

Oil and gas industry chiefs call for urgent...

Cameroon, Egypt set for 2017 AFCON final showdown...

Ebola: FG orders surveillance at Nigeria's borders

Political blunders by South-East APC Leaders, By Innocent...

 

Latest News Senate versus IGP: Stop this unnecessary show of shame, By Bernard Balogun Catholic priest infected with Ebola Biafra Day: Intimidation won’t stop us — Zionists Human rights lawyer seeks prosecution of killers of Benue Priests •Makes case for Leah Sharibu Lagos moves to resolve online shopping complaints Herdsmen kill 9 in Taraba, Benue $16bn Power Project: Make your findings public, anti-graft network tells Buhari ‘7 wells drilled in Bida Basin show signs of oil’ Army seeks partnership with EFCC to battle economic criminals MOSOP condemns Shell’s resurgence in Ogoniland Passage of CAMA by Senate a lifeline to small businesses: LCCI boss U.S. strengthens nuclear capability, ready for Russia, others

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (345,740 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (342,594 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,851 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (225,160 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (205,468 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (203,201 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (177,295 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (159,562 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,475 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,822 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (140,261 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,665 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (42) Business & Economy (3,160) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (857) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (498) Features (598) Global Business Monitor (274) International (1,972) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (120) News (35,594) Opinion (972) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,063) Religion (745) Sports (1,517) Stock Watch (29) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement