Palestine

African refugees protest Tel Aviv deporting

 

Thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets alongside African refugees in Tel Aviv to protest zionist Israel’s policy of deporting and jailing asylum seekers.

The Saturday protest was held in the city’s southern regions where most of the asylum seekers live.

Participants of the rally held signs reading, “No to deportation,” “We’re all humans” and “Refugees and residents refuse to be enemies.”

African migrants and Israelis demonstrate in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on February 24, 2018, against the Israeli policy to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda. (Photo by AFP)

 

Israeli authorities on Tuesday started to transfer the first Eritreans, detained at the Holot open detention center, to Saharonim Prison after they refused to leave the occupied territories.

Israel started the implementation of a plan in early January to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the occupied territories, threatening to detain and jail those who refuse to leave.

The refugees will reportedly be deported to Rwanda or Uganda, according to testimonies of people who have already left as well as aid workers.

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