|Asylum seekers in Tel Aviv displaying their UN refugee registration cards | Image via Haaretz|
Partners has joined T’ruah and other groups in a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu asking compliance with a ruling of Israel’s High Court to release asylum seekers from detention.
The other day, Dec. 9, the Knesset passed a bill prompted by the court ruling, according to a brief NY Times article, reducing the ceiling on detention without trial from three years to one. It also “allows the state to hold migrants already in Israel indefinitely in what it called ‘open’ detention facilities.” In other words, the humanitarian (let alone legal) issue remains.
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