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HRW denounces Israel’s new migrants’ law targeting Africans

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

June 11, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Human Rights Watch has urged Israeli’s government to refrain from enforcing a controversial migration law, arguing that the new bill violates international laws on migrants.

If put to effect, the new law will allow Israeli authorities to detain migrants without charge for up to three years and African migrants most of them from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea will be the prime victims.

In a statement it released on Sunday the New York-based rights group said that the newly revised ‘Anti-Infiltration’ law denies asylum seekers rights of protections in violation to global refugee convention.

According to HRW, the new Infiltration Law treats all irregular border-crossers as “infiltrators.”

The group urged the Israeli parliament to immediately amend the law and refrain from enforcing it.

“Israeli officials are not only adding rhetorical fuel to the xenophobic fire, but they now have a new law that punishes refugees in violation of international law,” said Bill Frelick, Refugee Program director at Human Rights Watch.

“The law should be amended immediately, and not enforced until necessary revisions are made.”

The rights watch dog alleged that Israeli government officials have recently made violent statements against the African migrant population that have contributed to a racially-motivated attacks against African nationals including fire bombings and a brutal deadly Arson attack against Eritrean migrants.

On May 16, Interior Minister Eli Yishai told Israeli Army Radio that most African migrants were involved in criminal activities and should be jailed, according a report by Haaretz newspaper.

At a demonstration on May 24 where Israeli residents called for the eviction of African asylum seekers from southern Tel Aviv, Miri Regev, a member of parliament, was reported as saying, “The Sudanese are a cancer in our body.”

Another Israeli MP, Danny Danon, while addressing anti-refugee demonstrators, said that “an enemy state of infiltrators was established in Israel, and its capital is south Tel Aviv,”

Following the remarks stated above and other public speeches by government officials some demonstrators attacked African migrants and their property in the vicinity.

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, during a cabinet meeting ordered an urgent expulsion to some 25,000 immigrants from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, according to country’s news outlets.

Currently there are an estimated 60,000 illegal African immigrants in Israel some are refugees fleeing persecution in their home nations, but most are said job seeking migrants.

Israeli government argued that the new law targets only illegal economic refugees and not political refugees such as from Sudan and Eritrea.

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  • 12 June 2012 06:55, by Panthouandbeyond

    Israel is a small country surrounded by Arabs. It has been in war with te for many years; so it was not a right place for African people to live particulary people of South Sudan. The matter of facts is that people of south Sudan went there during the war with the north. Now they can go back to use israeli style to kick Sudanese asses. It is time to come back home to defend our border.

    Panthou

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    • 12 June 2012 07:31, by SEE ME

      Panthouandbeyond

      "African migrants most of them from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea will be the prime victims."

      SUDAN is ready to accept those southern SUDANESE who are kicked from ISRAEL.

      Also I request KIR to send planes to get SOUTHERNERS back to their green and rainy land.

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    • 12 June 2012 08:09, by Northern Sudanese

      Panthouandbeyond

      nothing to do with arabs. just admit the fact that these Israelis are racist. They call you monkeys on their streets, ever heard of kicking out westerners? i think you just want to continue licking their asses. Israelis themselves are refugees.Israelis dont like you, during separation you holded their flag, what did they do for you except calling you monkeys and kicking out?

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  • 12 June 2012 07:12, by SEE ME

    "African migrants most of them from South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea will be the prime victims."

    HRW is wasting time with JEWS and ISRAEL.

    JEWS and ISRAEL were the main supporters to the white racist of SOUTH AFRICA and were the who degraded MANDELA in his prison.

    JEWS and ISRAEL are degrading the "FELASHA" the black jews from north-east AFRICA.

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    • 12 June 2012 07:29, by Akol Liai Mager

      And so what? All Palestinian factions from PLO to HAMAS have supported Racist regimes in Khartoum and are still supporting even this genocidal one. Are the Palestinians African killers by supporting this NIF criminal regime?

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      • 12 June 2012 07:40, by SEE ME

        Akol Liai Mager

        The issure is about what well stated by HRW about the ill-treatment of BLACK AFRICAN migrants in ISRAEL.

        JEWS and ISRAEL are still in their old days when they took many black AFRICANS from west AFRICA and sold them as slaves there in USA.

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      • 12 June 2012 07:50, by mohammed ali

        Akol,lick their shoes while they are kicking your ass out.It is your bussiness.For us Africans we will never forget,that Israel was the only country which supported & co-operated millitary with the apartheid regime in Pretoria.It is stupid to think that Israel supported you because of your cause, they abused you to die for their own cause & agenda.Stupidity has no cure & dignity cannot be bought!

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        • 12 June 2012 08:14, by Daniel Buolmawei

          What dignity when a few individuals in Khartoum have enslaved majority of Sudanese for centuries and have made them their toilet (Pakaana) clean crew. Mohammed, you are worst than Jews. Stop being pretentious.

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          • 12 June 2012 08:22, by Daniel Buolmawei

            Mohammed, the matter is not about what make Israel kicking them out of their country, the problem is what took these guys to Israel if you think your country is an angelic principle nation that respect dignity of man? If there’s respect of dignity in Sudan, then what make Sudanese fleeing our country to others like Israel. I don’t like hypocrisy.

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            • 12 June 2012 08:35, by mohammed ali

              Daniel,You donnot like hypocricy!!!Thousands of South Sudanese still living in Sudan.Your SPLA thieves are dying to negotiate the 4 freedom agreement & have dual citizentship! Isn’t that ironic?!Your thieves are enslaving SS because they have stolen much more than $ 4 billions.Only stupid person will believe it is only 4 billions.The auditor general revealed in 2005-06 $ 1.3 billions , ....con

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              • 12 June 2012 08:44, by mohammed ali

                con: in 2008 the minister of finance reported $ 2 billions is not accounted for. in 2 years: 1.3 + 2= 3.3, so what happened in the other 7 years? Since CPA SS had recieved $ 17 billions,do you see any sign of that huge wealth in SS? You see more than 50% who are starving!Isn’t that a shame? For god sake, if that is not slavery, what is slavery? Earning your food with "DIGNITY".....con

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                • 12 June 2012 08:57, by mohammed ali

                  con: from cleaning toilet is angelical compared to what you thieves are doing. Earning your bred by your own sweat is an honour not a shame. There is nothing wrong with cleaning the toilet, we all do it.What is wrong is to be a thieve & defend thieves.Thieve will never tell you how much they have stolen, will never tell you the truth!To steal the money of your ppl & then beg the world ....con

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                  • 12 June 2012 09:15, by mohammed ali

                    con: to feed them, is loss of dignity.Isreal can do whatever it wants, but it is a shame to defend them & lick their shoes while they are kicking your ass. I would prefer to die at home with dignity even if my pple were not fair with me, than been humilated & kicked out from another home!Cleaning toilet is much more honurable than that!

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        • 12 June 2012 08:16, by Aaban

          Mohamed Ali, first time to read your comment with insult words in it anyway,
          Talking about deportation of African migrants from Israel, Israel is not heaven as some southerners believed so, I am not trying to be racist but everywhere southerners go is always with a big trouble, they don’t know how to behave in foreign countries, if you go everywhere they are, you will heard complaint about them,

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          • 12 June 2012 08:18, by Aaban

            I am sorry if I hurt feeling but southerners must change their attitudes when they are in a different planet

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        • 12 June 2012 09:07, by Akol Liai Mager

          World of wonders!! When did Mohamed Ali and his Arab racist creatures become Africans? Is it not the same Mohamed Ali your ancestor that started hunting Africans for trade with Europe using modern weapons when Africans did not have them by the time? When the world including Africa suffers the most brutal slaughterings, it is Muhammad who master-minded it.

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  • 12 June 2012 07:25, by sudani

    Dear panthou

    Israeli should respect us southerners because we were not the one who fought them during 1948 war as one of the comentators put it during the anti-migrants demnstration. They have to expel those torrist from Northern Sudan and leave theirs brothers southern sudanese to stay.

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    • 12 June 2012 18:40, by sudani ana

      Sudani

      Why do you call yourself Sudani if you are South Sudanese? Don’t you know they are two different countries now?

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  • 12 June 2012 07:26, by SEE ME

    "The planned and cooked Israel’s new migrants’ law targeting Africans."

    I wonder why some AFRICANS do support JEWS and ISRAEL to degrade and ill-treat blacks as SLAVES ????

    In USA durning the SLAVERY of blacks; JEWS were the business men in importing and selling blacks as slaves.

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    • 12 June 2012 08:00, by Mach

      SEE ME, the wise often says, “If you don’t have any clue in a live meeting, you would look a lot smarter if you don’t say anything”! If you don’t know the history of Jews, you would just be better off saying nothing.

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      • 12 June 2012 08:13, by SEE ME

        Mach

        JEWS were/are the main enemies of JESUS and CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS.

        Who killed KENDDY?
        Who disturbed MOSES with all nonsense items?
        Who rejected to listen to MOSES?
        Who refused to listen to ARONS durning the absence of MOSES?
        Who...
        JEWS...JEWS...JEWS

        HITLER was exterimist but knew very well that JEWS were/are behind all SATANIC acts in this earth.

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  • 12 June 2012 07:51, by SEE ME

    (Jerusalem) – The Israeli parliament should immediately repeal or amend a newly revised law that punishes asylum seekers for irregularly crossing into Israel, in violation of their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Until the law is amended, Israeli officials should not enforce provisions that violate international refugee standards, Human Rights Watch said.

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  • 12 June 2012 07:57, by SEE ME

    Criminalization of Asylum Seekers Who Make Irregular Border Crossings
    Under the new law, Israeli authorities have discretion to prosecute an individual for the crime of “infiltration,” even if the person has requested asylum. The crime is punishable with up to five years in prison, which may be increased to seven if the person previously attempted to enter Israel irregularly.

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  • 12 June 2012 08:26, by E. Defense Forces
  • 12 June 2012 08:58, by Pif Paf

    Silva kiir was fast to visit Isreal and even announce that they will open their embassy in jurusalem because they thought that isreal supported them because they love janooben. In the eyes of Isreal its mission accomplished, sudan has been divided and south sudan is not of much use. Now they will chase u out. Isreal is not like kosti, u will run or they will attack u with arson.

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  • 12 June 2012 09:06, by Akol Liai Mager

    World of wonders!! When did Mohamed Ali and his Arab racist creatures become Africans? Is it not the same Mohamed Ali your ancestor that started hunting Africans for trade with Europe using modern weapons when Africans did not have them by the time? When the world including Africa suffers the most brutal slaughterings, it is Muhammad who master-minded it.

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  • 12 June 2012 09:28, by Israeli

    Here are the facts:
    There are 60,000 illegal infiltrators from Africa here according to the official statistics.
    Unofficially - the actual number is at least twice the number.

    Only 1,500 of them are South Sudanese!!! There were more, but many already returned to South Sudan voluntarily, recieving a free flight home and 1,000 dollars repatriate gift from Israel government.

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    • 12 June 2012 10:22, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      HOW many black Africans are slaves and forced to work in your farms?

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    • 12 June 2012 12:01, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      Ok ! did ISRAEL comply with ILO and payed them for their work what they did in farms?

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    • 12 June 2012 13:44, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

      In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

      In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

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  • 12 June 2012 09:38, by Israeli

    I continue:

    Part of those 1,500 already booked their flights home (South Sudan)and repatriation gifts including all the arrangements. Those whose children have to end the shool year were given additonal time accordingly.

    According to the international laws South Sudanese have no right to claim refugee status in Israel at least after 09/07/2011. They were given notice in January 2012.

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    • 12 June 2012 10:27, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      How many black Africans you asked them to be trained in using all means of destructions in their home land?

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  • 12 June 2012 09:49, by Israeli

    I don’t want to talk about those who don’t want to leave.
    Let’s just say: after the profound check the Israeli court hadn’t found reasonable cause to their claims it’s too dangerous for them to return to their homeland.

    Yet South Sudanese are a tiny part of the story and they were not involved in any criminal activity.

    Yet North Sudanese and Eritreans are a different matter indeed!

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  • 12 June 2012 09:56, by Israeli

    It’s pretty hilarious seeing here North Sudanese marching around preaching about "racist Israel" when it’s your own fellowmen who are responcible for the most trouble.

    It’s your countrymen who make for about 40% of the infiltrators here! It’s your countrymen who control the street gangs in South Tel Aviv and control the drugs trade chain and stolen good markets, cooperating with local arabs!

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  • 12 June 2012 10:09, by Israeli

    Another part of the story are Eritreans who make up for 60% of infiltratoes accordingly.
    They have their part of the criminal activities.
    As these two nationalities cannot be expelled from Israel on grounds of UN recommendations - they are happy to behave as they wish.

    Aside from robberies, drugs and stealing they use to sexually assault girls - their own and locale as well.

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    • 12 June 2012 10:33, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      Is your modified Holy TORAH accept black AFRICANS?

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    • 12 June 2012 10:37, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      They were/are many Eritreans who are AFRICAN JEWS.
      When ISRAEL is going to promote them from third class citizens to second class citizens?

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    • 12 June 2012 19:00, by sudani ana

      Israeli

      You said 60% of "infiltrators" are North Sudanese and 40% are Eritrians, that makes 100% ie total number of illigals. How can that be, so you mean there are no other Africans apart from these two nationalities?

      By the way even the term "infiltrators" is an incendiary term meant to invoke feelings of hate and mistrust towards these people.

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  • 12 June 2012 10:16, by Israeli

    About the rally and attacks against illegals - there were exactly 3 incidents so far, 2 of them throwing the "molotovs". One of them was an internal war between the illegal gangs.
    The other - as well as a big demonstration afterwards - after on Israel Independence Day a 15’year girl was raped by Eritrean gang in front of her boyfriend (they held him tight). They were also robbed of course.

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    • 12 June 2012 10:31, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      Is there any plan for ISRAEL and JEWS to send some of the black mirgrants to USA in new from SLAVERY?

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    • 12 June 2012 13:43, by SEE ME

      Israeli

      In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

      In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

      In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

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  • 12 June 2012 11:27, by master

    to see how much we were suffered since 1956
    they are insects

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  • 12 June 2012 12:12, by SEE ME

    HRW accuses Israel of rights violations

    In annual report on rights abuses, group charges Israel with using unnecessary lethal force.

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    • 12 June 2012 12:17, by SEE ME

      Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Israel for a new piece of legislation that allows the detention of migrants without charge, stressing that the law is in violation of international human rights regulations

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      • 12 June 2012 12:19, by SEE ME

        African migrants have been the target of violent attacks by Israeli protesters in the past few weeks.

        “Israeli officials are not only adding rhetorical fuel to the xenophobic fire, but they now have a new law that punishes refugees in violation of international law,” the statement further read.

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    • 12 June 2012 12:20, by SEE ME

      On June 3, Tel Aviv announced that migrants who illegally crossed into Israel could face a detention of up to three years.

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      • 12 June 2012 12:25, by SEE ME

        HRW: Separate and Unequal - Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

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  • 12 June 2012 12:36, by SEE ME

    (Jerusalem) - Israeli policies in the West Bank harshly discriminate against Palestinian residents, depriving them of basic necessities while providing lavish amenities for Jewish settlements, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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    • 12 June 2012 12:37, by SEE ME

      The report identifies discriminatory practices that have no legitimate security or other justification and calls on Israel, in addition to abiding by its international legal obligation to withdraw the settlements, to end these violations of Palestinians’ rights.

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      • 12 June 2012 13:44, by SEE ME

        Israeli

        In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

        In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

        In fact you are southern SUDANESE but why you degrade southern SUDANESE and nicknaming yourself by "Israeli" ?

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  • 12 June 2012 16:22, by Panthouandbeyond

    Mr. Ghost "SEE ME"

    It just brought to my attention that you are out of work apparently unemployed. Does it make you to be crazy like Crazy Salah Al-Deen? I am so sorry to see you like that my friend. You got to search for a job. Again, the people of south Sudan were forced to enter Israeli land through Egypt illegally during the war between Sudan south and north which you are fully aware of.

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    • 13 June 2012 06:29, by SEE ME

      Panthouandbeyond

      I am well of, and what I saved and collected by my hard working will support even my grand sons.
      I am very proud that I didn’t earn even one dollar from Sudan.
      While you and your idiots and thieves of SPLA/M are stealing even the food for IDPs.

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