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Closed Society: March 5, 2013

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Minister of Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), admits that more than 2,000 North Sudanese were returned to their country “voluntarily” when faced with the choice of a prolonged detention, in violation of the UN’s position that such a return is forbidden since Sudan threatens to punish citizens who were in Israel. (Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2013 at 10:06 am

Closed Society: February 14, 2013‎

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Prisoners testified that Eritreans asylum seekers are forced to sign “willing consent” to return to Eritrea or be deported to other countries.

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February 14th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Closed Society: February 7, 2013

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The Ministry of Interior’s Population and Immigration Authority yesterday jailed a 58 year old woman ahead of her deportation, claiming she is not Jewish, despite the fact that the woman has lived her entire life as a Jew.

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February 7th, 2013 at 11:42 am

Closed Society: December 30, 2012

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Two wardens from the Ministry of Interior’s Oz unit arrived at a kindergarten and arrested a five year old girl who was transferred to a detention facility with her mother in preparation for their deportation.

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December 30th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Internal Security: December 16, 2012

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After a court ordered the release from detention of Yutback Dangyut, a 28 year old asylum seeker from South Sudan, the Israel Population and Immigration Authority decided to exploit a week-long delay given by the court for the state to appeal the decision in order to try and deport Dangyut. (Haaretz)

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December 16th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Closed Society: December 6, 2012‎

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Austin Akachukneu, a Nigerian citizen and the manager of a day care in South Tel Aviv that was burnt down by Molotov cocktails was arrested when applying to renew his visa and deported from Israel.

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December 6th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Closed Society: June 20, 2012

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Human rights organizations filed a High Court petition to stop a plan by the Interior and Welfare Ministries to return to their families 20 migrant children who were removed from their parents’ custody due to neglect or abuse, and to deport the families. (Ynetnews)

Diplomacy: June 4, 2012

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The Foreign Ministry has criticized the Interior Minister, Eli Yishai (Shas), who contacted the Eritrean authorities in order to expedite the deportation of Eritrean refugees, without coordinating the contacts with the Foreign Ministry, and against regulations.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Political: June 4, 2012

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that 25,000 illegal immigrants from South Sudan, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia could be immediately deported. (Haaretz)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Political: April 1‎‏4‏‎, 2012‎

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Three airlines, under pressure from Israel, canceled the reservations of at least 100 known activists planning to fly to Israel for a pro-Palestinian protest. In addition, a Swedish tourist trying to enter Israel was made to sign an official document of the immigration office promising she would not contact “pro-Palestinian” organisations, under threat of deportation.

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April 14th, 2012 at 11:03 pm