Two Eritreans granted refugee status in rare decision
Vast majority of asylum seeker requests ignored or rejected because Israel does not consider fleeing from forced military service sufficient to warrant protection.
Israel has for the first time granted refugee status to two Eritrean nationals, who were subsequently released from the detention center where they had been held since entering Israel. The decision was approved by Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar after their applications were examined by a special advisory committee, as
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