Forgotten in Prison - The Prolonged Detention of Migrants

Forgotten in Prison - The Prolonged Detention of Migrants

23. Feb. 2017

Over recent decades, Israel has become a target destination for tens of thousands of migrants: asylum seekers1 fleeing wars, massacres, and oppressive regimes and migrant workers seeking to improve their standard of living. Israeli law permits the detention of any person who does not have status in Israel, provided that the detention is not for a punitive purpose, but serves as a tool intended to enable removal.  

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