Wednesday, Oct 07th

Last update07:43:21 PM GMT

You are here News Human Rights African migrants 'denied entry' to Israel

African migrants 'denied entry' to Israel

E-mail Print PDF

African migrantsIsrael has turned away dozens of African asylum-seekers, mostly Eritreans trying enter the country from Egypt, human rights groups have said.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and two Israeli NGOs said that "since June, Israeli forces patrolling Israel's newly constructed border fence with Egypt's Sinai region have denied entry to dozens of Africans, mostly Eritreans".

The numbers of rejected asylum seekers from Africa has increased at the Egypt-Israel Sinai border since Israel started the construction of a 250km fence running the length of its border with Egypt. The fence is due for completion by year-end.

A report written by HRW, the Hotline for Migrant Workers and Physicians for Human Rights published on Sunday said Israeli soldiers allegedly denied food and water to migrants, beat them with fists and guns and pushed them across the Israel-Egypt border with long metal poles.


Most Recent Related Stories...

MSF: US raid on Afghan hospital an 'attack on Geneva Conventions'

Attack on hospital war crimeA U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital that left 22 dead was an "attack on the...

Yemeni man denied apology from US for drone strike that killed his family

No apology to Yemeni man who lost his famlyFaisal bin Ali Jaber came to recognize that in his case, justice was not realistic. The...

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

Israel bars Palestinians from Old CityIn an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response...

How US immigration officers use dubious ID papers to deport people

Deportation fraudsIn March 2013, Patrice Talbot was taken out of York County Prison in southern Pennsylvania and...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!