NO ADVERTISING, GOVERNMENT OR CORPORATE FUNDING
DONATE TODAY


  September 5, 2012

Israel Denies Food and Entry to 20 Eritrean Refugees


Israeli activists attempted Tuesday night to reach a group of asylum seekers to deliver them food, before being turned back by IDF soldiers
Members don't see ads. If you are a member, and you're seeing this appeal, click here
   

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter


Because news is only as honest as the intentions of those who report it. - Joel L.
Log in and tell us why you support TRNN


precis

Israel's anti-refugee policy reached a new peak this week when on Tuesday the Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported that a group of 20 asylum seekers was being denied entry and was stuck in the fenced area between the Sinai Desert in Egypt and the Israeli border. The group of what the paper reports are 20 Eritrean asylum seekers, has been sitting outside the fence into Israel since last Thursday, without food. The soldiers in the field reported they were given an order to give the refugees "as little water as possible." On Tuesday night, Israeli activists decided to deliver food they bought to the refugees themselves, The Real News' Lia Tarachansky joined them, and interviewed "Yul", an Ivory Coast refugee about recent deportations and attorney Assaf Vitzan about the rising wave of anti-refugee laws and policies.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, 2:00pm [Jerusalem time] Following Israeli High Court Decision, Israeli Army confirmed it has decided to pass the food activists have brought to the refugees.

UPDATE: On Friday, 12:00am [Jerusalem time] Israeli authorities decide to allow the two women, and minor to enter Israel, send remaining 18 men back to Egypt.


Comments

Our automatic spam filter blocks comments with multiple links and multiple users using the same IP address. Please make thoughtful comments with minimal links using only one user name. If you think your comment has been mistakenly removed please email us at contact@therealnews.com

latest stories

Wilbur Ross's Economic Expertise: Exploiting Tax Law
Bernie Sanders Hammers Tom Price Over Right to Healthcare in Senate Hearing
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a 'Horrifying Prospect' for Public Schools
Nina Turner Kept Off DNC Stage as Punishment for Supporting Sanders - RAI (2/4)
President Obama Commutes Sentences of Chelsea Manning and Oscar Lopez Rivera
Nationwide Protests Planning to Disrupt Trump's Inauguration
Former Black Panther: Trump Win Gives Us Unique Opportunity to Organize the Ongoing Freedom Struggle
Low-Wage Workers in London Protest Against Management Taking Their Tips
The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Trump's Presidency
Nina Turner Show Coming to The Real News
An urgent letter from Emma Thompson & Danny Glover
Donald Trump: The Raw and Naked Face of a System That Showers Speculators with Obscene Riches
TRNN Replay: Obamanomics: Is this real change?
Chelsea Manning on TRNN
"The Democratic Party Can't Just Whisper Sweet Nothings Anymore" - Nina Turner on RAI (1/4)
Trump's Biggest Donor Bankrolls Israeli Right Extremism
Climate Change-Induced Droughts in Africa Spawn Food Shortages, Mass Child Malnutrition
AZ Attorney General Pursues Denial of In-state Tuition for DACA Recipients
Rattling the Bars: Juvenile Life Without Parole
Demonetization: A Body Blow to the Indian Economy and People
Obama and Congress Just Made it Easier For Trump to Arm Syrian Rebels
TRNN Replay: Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence
Protest Against Mass Rapes in Korea During WW2 Prompts Recall of Japanese Envoy
TRNN Replay: The Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science​
TRNN Replay: MLK: Why I Am Opposed to The War in Vietnam
TRNN Replay: How MLK Went From 'National Threat' to 'National Hero'
Republican Healthcare Plan: Skimpier, Meaner Obamacare
Investors Bet Big on Trump for Big Pharma
TRNN Replay: Obama Delivers Republican Arguments
Tillerson Refuses to Acknowledge ExxonMobil's Efforts to Deceive the Public on Climate Change

TheRealNewsNetwork.com, RealNewsNetwork.com, The Real News Network, Real News Network, The Real News, Real News, Real News For Real People, IWT are trademarks and service marks of Independent World Television inc. "The Real News" is the flagship show of IWT and The Real News Network.

All original content on this site is copyright of The Real News Network. Click here for more

Problems with this site? Please let us know

Linux VPS Hosting by Stack Star Hosting