The Abject Misery of Standing in Line to Apply for Asylum in Israel

For months, hundreds of African asylum seekers fought, sometimes violently, for a place in line at the Immigration Authority's Tel Aviv office; this week the venue suddenly changed, raising fears that arrests and deportation are soon to follow

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Asylum seekers stand in line in the rain at the Interior Ministry in Tel Aviv.
Asylum seekers stand in line in the rain at the Interior Ministry in Tel Aviv. Credit: Meged Gozani
Shany Littman
Shany Littman
Asylum seekers stand in line in the rain at the Interior Ministry in Tel Aviv. Credit: Meged Gozani
Yonit Naftali Kav El.Credit: Meged Gozani
Asylum seekers stand in line in the rain at the Interior Ministry in Tel Aviv. Credit: Meged Gozani
Emmanuel Yamani, from Eritrea.Credit: Meged Gozani
Asylum seekers wait outside Israel's Interior Ministry in Tel Aviv. Credit: Meged Gozani

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