The Nation is reporting “about 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.”
Documentarist and journalist David Sheen and Max Blumenthal, author of “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Israel” teamed up to produce the short documentary below, which clearly shows the orchestrated efforts by Israel’s leadership, religious and political, to foment a dangerous public backlash against African migrants and refugees. To witness such hatred by America’s number one ally is well, extremely troubling –
And this from Israel’s Haaretz news –
The Israel Prisons Service objects to operating open detention centers for African migrants, as the state had planned.
A month after the High Court of Justice invalidated the amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law that allowed detaining illegal migrants for three years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to discuss alternative detention solutions.
MK Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) revealed Tuesday that the state intends to establish “open detention centers” for illegal immigrants from Africa.
Preliminary plans are to force the migrants to spend the night in the facilities, and to allow them to leave at certain times, including for work.
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