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Closed Society: March 17, 2013

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Eilat residents protested against African refugees’ presence in the city.

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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March 17th, 2013 at 10:48 am

Judiciary: March 5, 2013

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The State Prosecutor’s Office is creating a new department to deal with issues related to illegal immigrants. The new department will be headed by attorney Yochi Gnessin, for whom the position was specially created in order to prevent her retirement from the Prosecutor’s Office, and to which she will be appointed without a public tender. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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March 5th, 2013 at 9:35 am

Internal Security: January 29, 2013

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An Eritrean asylum seeker who filed a rape complaint was asked by the police investigator in charge whether she “enjoyed the act” and “what did you feel when he came?”

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 29th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Closed Society: January 29, 2013

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A new procedure allows the state to imprison illegal immigrants indefinitely even if there is no evidence against them or the case has been closed. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

 

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January 29th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Closed Society: December 9, 2012

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Female immigrants from Ethiopia claim they were threatened that if they did not agree to receive a treatment by injection of Depo Provera, a long-term contraceptive, they would not be allowed into Israel. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 9th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Closed Society: November 4, 2012

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A young Sudanese national was assaulted in broad daylight and knocked unconscious by two men as they exited a Tel-Aviv bar.  A human rights activist who came to his aid was herself assaulted by the men. (Xinhua)

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(Hebrew – Walla)

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November 4th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Closed Society: June 6, 2012

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An Ethiopian citizen who suffered severe sexual abuse and is in her sixth month of pregnancy has been held in the Saharonim Detention Center since November instead of being released to a shelter for victims of human trafficking, because the Ma’agan shelter in the center of the country, which gives shelter to abused women, had no vacancy.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

Local Government: June 4, 2012

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The City of Haifa announced that it will close down any businesses employing illegal immigrants.

 

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June 4th, 2012 at 10:30 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)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Closed Society: June 4, 2012

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An apartment rented by Eritreans in Jerusalem was torched and four of its residents were injured.  One of the walls was sprayed with the words “Get out of the neighborhood”. (Haaretz) In recent weeks the apartment’s owner received threats that if he doesn’t evict the residents, the building will be torched. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Ynet)

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June 4th, 2012 at 9:17 pm