Israel's relationship with Eritrea has benefited both countries at different times. I cannot stop but wonder what kind of political concerns Israel has when they consider what it would "look like" to their "allies" in Eritrea, if they agreed on the status of Eritrea as a rogue nation, or anything like that. On the flip side, it seems to me that Israel could turn this situation around, and use this as a PR success, if they showed that Israel was accepting these refugees, but local Arabic countries weren't. These poor refugees are being used as pawns in a loaded political game.
Palestinians, IDF clash in Jalazone after funeral of teen killed by IDF on Friday (Haaretz)
from the article: UN refugee official slams Israel over Eritrean repatriation