|Israeli Brutality: Eritrean Refugees Facing Jail or being Forced Out of the Country |
12 December 2017
Thousands of African asylum seekers and refugees, predominantly Eritreans, are facing deportation from Israel, after parliament approved a bill allowing the government to force them out of the country- dumped in countries in Africa with or without their will!
Those who refuse to go will be imprisoned.
A detention centre which houses some of them will also be closed within months.
Campaigners say the measures ignore the rights of people seeking refuge from repressive governments.
Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Tel Aviv.
In a statement, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said it was "seriously concerned by proposals announced yesterday… Under these proposals, Eritreans and Sudanese asylum-seekers and refugees would be compelled to accept relocation to countries in Africa or face imprisonment in Israel.