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Vol 59 No 2

Published 26th January 2018

Refugee protest in Tel Aviv

Hundreds of asylum-seekers protested outside the Rwandan embassy in Tel Aviv on 22 January, drawing unwelcome attention to Israel's programme of deporting mainly Eritrean and Sudanese refugees. In December, the Knesset approved an amendment to the country's 'Infiltrator's Law' allowing the closure of the Holot detention facility in the Negev Desert, where most of the 38,000 migrants and refugees in Israel are held, and their forcible deportation from March onwards.

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