Israel Begins Sweeping Rejection of Eritrean Asylum Claims

More than 1,400 African migrants held in Israeli detention facilities have filed asylum requests to date. Until two weeks ago, state hadn't responded to any, but since it started, it has rejected every claim.

Israel has rejected 17 asylum requests by African migrants being held in detention facilities over the past two weeks. Not a single request for asylum has been granted since the state began processing asylum seekers' claims two weeks ago.