Israel Approved 0.09% of Asylum Requests Over Past Nine Years

The state comptroller cites a 'violation of decency' that 'seriously undermines' the migrants' rights amid a failure to honor international commitments

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State Comptroller Joseph Shapira harshly criticized Israel’s handling of asylum requests in his annual report Tuesday, noting that since 2009 only 52 of the 55,433 requests submitted had been granted.