For one Eritrean asylum seeker in Israel, hope for a new life
How did 'Z' become one of the first two Eritrean asylum seekers to get refugee status in Israel?
Z., a 25-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker, crossed the Egyptian border into Israel in June 2012, a few days after the Prevention of Infiltration Law was amended by the Knesset. The amendment meant that any African entering Israel without a permit could be jailed for up to three years without trial. As a result, Israel held Z. at the Saharonim detention center in southern Israel, with no...
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