Defying the UN, Israel Deports 14 Eritreans Who 'Volunteered' to Return to Their Homeland

Repatriations followed protocol approved recently by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.

Israel flew 14 Eritreans back to their home country on Sunday, human rights organizations say. According to reports, 14 Eritrean nationals who had been held at the Saharonim detention facility in southern Israel were flown to Eritrea via Turkey after signing consent forms. One man changed his mind after signing the documents and remained in custody at Saharonim.