Tag Archive for Holot

Israel’s border-fence 100% effective in preventing illegal migrants from entering Israel in 2017

Israel’s completed border fence successfully prevented migrants from entering Israel illegally in 2017, while gov’t data shows 4,012 illegal ‘residents’ left voluntarily.
• Cabinet to discuss the closing of the Negev’s Holot detention center, leaving held illegal migrants with two options: indefinite detention elsewhere or voluntary departure.

By Itsik Saban and Yori Yalon


Not one migrant entered Israel illegally in 2017, according to figures from the Border Crossings, Population and Immigration Administration. The figures mark a turning point in the fight against illegal immigration in the country.

According to the administration’s figures, 4,012 illegal residents – 3,332 of them citizens of African countries – voluntarily left Israel in 2017. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu signs deal allowing Israel to forcibly deport illegal migrants back to Africa

With the new agreements PM Netanyahu received from African leaders he met in the US, a past High Court ruling that restricted state policy on holding, deporting illegal migrants is no longer applicable, so migrants can now be deported to Africa from Israel forcibly.

By Akiva Bigman


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a series of diplomatic agreements that will allow the state to circumvent a recent High Court of Justice ruling and allow for the continued deportation of illegal infiltrators, Israel Hayom has learned.

Netanyahu took advantage of his recent trip to New York, where he delivered an address to the U.N. Continue Reading »

Illegal African Infiltrators protest: ‘We’re in danger, not dangerous’


Dozens of African asylum seekers who walked out of the southern detention facility marched to the country’s capital to hold a demonstration outside Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Office.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir


Dozens of African asylum seekers who left the Holot open detention facility in southern Israel two days ago, arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning for a protest outside the Prime Minister’s Office.

Sign reads: 'We're in danger, not dangerous' (Photo: Yariv Katz)

Sign reads: ‘We’re in danger, not dangerous’ – Photo: Yariv Kat

The protestors arrived on buses from Kibbutz Nachshon, where they spent the night. They held signs reading, “We’re in danger, not dangerous,” and were received with a round of applause from some 100 additional protestors who arrived to support them. Continue Reading »