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Closed Society: February 13, 2013‎

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Data provided by the Population and Immigration Authority at the Ministry of Interior indicates that in the years 2009-2012 the state of Israel has approved only 22 asylum requests out of the 14,000 submitted.

(Hebrew)

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February 13th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 12, 2013

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For nearly a year now, the Ministry of Interior’s Population and Immigration Authority and the Office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) have been avoiding the publication of working procedures governing the departure from the Gaza Strip by Israeli civilians who reside in the strip.

(Hebrew – Gisha)

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.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 7th, 2013 at 11:42 am

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)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 16th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Closed Society: June 21, 2012

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A family from Sudan was wrongfully detained prior to deportation in recent days by inspectors of the Population and Immigration Authority and placed in the Saharonim Detention Facility.  Only following an appeal to Minister of Interior Eli Yishai by social activists via Facebook was the family released.

(Hebrew - Ynet)

Closed Society: January 11, 2012

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The Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority refuses to allow Yifat Zohar, a 42 year old Israeli woman, and her Nigerian husband Goodluck Ayemo, who were married a year ago in Nigeria, to start the multiyear naturalization process for a foreign spouse.  According to the Ministry, the relationship between the two is not genuine and is a way for Zohar to become pregnant and for Ayemo to obtain Israeli citizenship.

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January 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Closed Society: December 30, 2011

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A woman from Bangladesh who entered Israel through the Lebanese border after having been physically and emotionally abused by her Lebanese employers was held in an Israeli prison for two months without a hearing because the Population and Immigration Authority delayed dealing with her case.  The woman was imprisoned in the Kishon Prison, a criminal detention center, and later transferred to the Givon Prison where illegal residents are held.

 

Closed Society: September 28, 2011

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The Administration of Population and Immigration in East Jerusalem ordered the deportation of a resident of the city after a hearing. However,the resident and his lawyer contend that the hearing never took place, although the Interior Ministry issued a protocol of the hearing. HaMoked (“The Center for the Defence of the Individual”) argues that the protocol was forged by the Ministry of the Interior, but the Ministry says that this was merely a technical error.

(Hebrew)

Closed Society: September 28, 2011

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The Administration of Population and Immigration deported a foreign national, while the Supreme Court was discussing his case. The man was imprisoned for two years in the Ktzi’ot prison, and a Border Control officer stated that he ”suffers from earache and was hearing impaired, as a direct result of abuse.” A Supreme Court petition was filed to apply for his release on humanitarian grounds, but he was deported to Ethiopia, without informing the court or his lawyers.

(Hebrew)

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September 28th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Closed Society: September 21, 2011

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The Administration of Population and Immigration is requiring a couple of Israeli residents to deposit 60 thousand dollars, as a guarantee, for a permit for their son, his wife and 5-year-old daughter from  Columbia, to visit the country.

(Hebrew)

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September 21st, 2011 at 11:45 am