Israel Denies Asylum to Eritrean Refugee in First State Response to Application

Another 1,403 applications filed by refugees held in detention centers in recent years remain unanswered; Eritrean national, imprisoned since arriving a year and five months ago, requested asylum because he evaded military service in his country.

Israel on Thursday denied asylum to an Eritrean refugee who has been imprisoned since he arrived a year and five months ago − the first time that the...