The World’s Largest Detention Center Is For Black Jews Seeking Asylum In Israel

Despite a court order demanding the release of hundreds of immigrants, Israel recently expanded the criteria under which refugees could be held at Holot Detention Center in the Negev Desert.
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    JERUSALEM — The recent release of 1,200 prisoners from a detention center in the Negev Desert is not a signal that Israel is rethinking its harsh treatment of refugees. Thousands of immigrants still face a choice between imprisonment and repatriation to their war-torn countries.

    Some 65,000 African refugees are believed to currently live in Israel. In May, The Washington Post reported that Israel sent letters to 45,000 refugees from Sudan and Eritrea, offering them a choice: They could accept accept a cash payment and a one-way ticket back to Africa, or they could go to prison. Israel also began construction of a massive fence to prevent the entry of more refugees this year.

    In February, Amnesty International strongly objected to the treatment of African refugees in Israel, both in and out of detention:



    “Asylum seekers were prohibited by law from taking paid work and had little or no access to health care and welfare services. Meanwhile, the authorities pressured many to leave Israel ‘voluntarily’ under a process that paid them to withdraw their asylum claims and return to their home countries or travel to third countries. More than 5,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals were reported to have accepted ‘voluntary return’ in the first 10 months of the year, some leaving after facing imminent risk of detention, despite fears that they faced persecution or torture in the countries from which they had fled.”

    Despite being recognized by Amnesty and the world community as refugees in need of aid, Israel labels them “infiltrators,” stemming from the 1954 “Prevention Of Infiltration” Act. As MintPress News reported in February, the law allows refugees to be automatically detained if they can not, for humanitarian reasons, be deported. For thousands of these refugees, their destination on arrival is Saharonim Prison, where they can be held for up to three months, and then on to Holot Detention Center, where they can again be held for an extended period of time.

    Both facilities and a handful of others are located in the harsh, remote Negev Desert. Built in 2012 and designed to hold up to 8,000 immigrants, human rights activists believe Saharonim to be the biggest facility of its kind in the world. Holot can hold an additional 2,000 immigrants.

    In August, Israel’s High Court ruled that refugees could no longer be held in Holot for longer than one year, which triggered the release of some 1,200 inmates. However, the visas under which they were released forbade them from residing in Eilat or Tel Aviv, the cities where the majority of the refugee communities currently reside, according to a report from +972 Magazine, a web magazine devoted to analysis of issues relating to Israel and Palestine. Prisoners who refused to leave Holot because they had nowhere else to go were threatened with imprisonment at Saharonim Prison.

    In September, Qantara.de, a web portal funded by the German Foreign Office dedicated to creating dialogue about the Middle East, interviewed Nor Tok, one of the newly released refugees:

    “‘I have friends in Tel Aviv that could help me, but I′m not allowed to stay there. And I′m broke’ Nor Tok said. Detainees can leave Holot during the day, but must report to the facility for a 10 pm roll call and are not allowed to work.

    The Sudanese and Eritrean communities have called the neglected neighbourhoods of South Tel Aviv home for nearly a decade. Some used to work in the tourism industry in the Dead Sea city of Eilat.

    ‘The idea of Holot is to break people′s spirit. Make their life miserable, sign and go back,‘ Nor Tok said.”

    The web portal also reported that under new, expanded rules, more refugees than ever can be imprisoned in Holot:

    “Every male refugee without a family in Israel is now eligible for detention.”

    On Tuesday, Yardena Schwartz, writing for Newsweek, pointed out the contradictions in Israel’s origins and its current treatment of refugees:

    “The irony here is that it was the international failure to assist Jews during the Holocaust that led to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention, the first international agreement addressing the rights of refugees and states’ obligations to them. Today, 148 nations are signatories to this legal document, vowing to never again turn their backs on those fleeing persecution and genocide.”

    That irony seems lost on Israeli officials, who continue to treat refugees as enemies, Schwartz reported:

    “Israeli officials and the media routinely disparage non-Jewish African asylum seekers.

    In August, Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom declared, ‘I will not relent until we reach a framework that will allow the removal of the infiltrators from Israel.’”

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    • God’s Kid

      Come to Yeshua.

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    • Pat Kittle

      ZIONIST STRATEGY FOR WHITE GENOCIDE:

      Jewish supremacists pretend they have the high moral ground as they endlessly promote open borders for Western countries.

      Meanwhile the same Jew lobbies con Western countries into fighting Israel’s shameless wars of aggression against Israel’s neighbors, killing, maiming, torturing, humiliating, and rendering homeless lots of angry embittered Muslims.

      The Jew lobbies then demand Western countries (NOT ISRAEL!!) take in all these Muslim refugees. Of course the Jew lobbies knew all along what would result — the West would be destroyed, and the Jewish diaspora in Western countries would flee to Greater Israel — which will by then stretch from the Euphrates to the Nile — courtesy of the same wars Israel instigates.

      Meanwhile, Israelis enjoy the spectacle of Christians & Muslims hating & killing each other.

      If you’re sick of this treason, SPEAK UP!! ACT!!

    • Pat Kittle

      ZIONIST STRATEGY FOR WHITE GENOCIDE:

      Jewish supremacists pretend they have the high moral ground as they endlessly promote open borders for Western countries.

      Meanwhile the same Jew lobbies con Western countries into fighting Israel’s shameless wars of aggression against Israel’s neighbors, killing, maiming, torturing, humiliating, and rendering homeless lots of angry embittered Muslims.

      The Jew lobbies then demand Western countries (NOT ISRAEL!!) take in all these Muslim refugees. Of course the Jew lobbies knew all along what would result — the West would be destroyed, and the Jewish diaspora in Western countries would flee to Greater Israel — which will by then stretch from the Euphrates to the Nile — courtesy of the same wars Israel instigates.

      Meanwhile, Israelis enjoy the spectacle of Christians & Muslims hating & killing each other.

      If you’re sick of this treason, SPEAK UP!! ACT!!

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    • saynotoislamviolence

      Well they not looking to get into Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Iran , Saudi, Yemen…etc You know how well they will be treated as non muslims over there…

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    • tammuz

      The headline is damaging to the integrity of the article. Israel once again proves it has no concern at all for the suffering of people other than Jews, & even then it has a long history of discriminating against African & Asian Jews.

    • KilkulOlam

      No Jews, very few actual refugees. Mostly people looking for better paying jobs and better life. No country just let those people to freely come in.

    • Just Me

      Fact check – the refugees detained at Holot are not Jewish. Some are Christian, some Muslim. It doesn’t make that much of a difference – refugees of any religion should be treated fairly.

    • So, will Israel carry out the final solution?

      • MO JO Ham

        Yep probably put the black jews in gas chambers

      • 19640909rk .

        yep. if you enlist yourself in the camp as a refugee.

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    • Before you jump on Israel, remember we have detention prisons here in the US. Illegal immigrants are held in atrocious facilities indefinitely.

      • But Israel should know better. You would think.

      • Joel Fremonde

        You certainly have a point there but Israeli detention is sub-human detention short of a benign final solution.

      • ToxicThistle

        Good. That’s where they belong. Not roaming the streets raping and terrorizing the citizens.

    • navre12

      Israel has a demonstrated history of extreme prejudice against Arabs, Blacks, and Christians. This has accelerated under the right wing extremists that comprise Netanyahu’s coalition of religious and political Zionists. Just “Google” Israel and its racist government’s nascent laws on its treatment of the above Arabs, Black Africans, lsraeli Arabs and Christians.

      They will gladly take our money, military aid and foreign aid but give us nothing in return but words and their lobbyists donations to those supporting Israel in Congress and the Senate.

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    • Saul Davis

      I was just laughing and laughing at this headline! How many mistakes can
      you cram into just 13 words!? Holot is far from being the “The World’s
      Largest Detention Center”, the prize goes to Rikers Island in NY or maybe Silivri
      Penitentiary in Turkey, each with 6 or 7 times more detainees than the
      diminutive Holot! Anyone who knows anything about Israel will know that all
      Jews are automatically entitled to Israeli citizenship (the Law of Return) so
      black Jews could never be detained as illegal immigrants. Israel continues to encourage
      black, African and Asian Jews to come and live in Israel. Skin colour is not a criterion
      for getting citizenship, refugee status or for being detained in Holot! Entry
      into the country illegally is a criterion and infiltrators, who did not get
      refugee status and do not leave Israel, are liable for detention under the new
      laws. The same thing happens in dozens of other countries around the world with
      democratic laws and respect for human rights. Israel is no different.

      • Robert Munro

        Rikers and Silivri are prisons – NOT detention centers.

        And, anyone who knows anything about the AshkeNAZI pseudo-Jew scum that control Palestine knows that they are, like all Eastern European White Trash, the most bigoted creatures on Earth.

        • Not all Jewish people support Zionism and not all Zionists, worldwide, are Jews. The Zionists are bigoted for sure, but you could say it differently.

          • Robert Munro

            95% of Judaism today is Caucasian, Eastern European, with no ancestral connection to Palestine. According to Gallup, Pew and other polls, along with most Jewish experts, 65 to 85% of Judaism supports Zionism and Israel’s crimes. Zionism and Israel are a disease endemic in Judaism.

            • Even Israeli researchers claim some of what you say. I think 95 percent is a little high, but clearly, many Israelis are Khazars according to some Israeli research1 Zionism is not Judaism and real Judaism based on the prophets is actually opposed to the essence of Zionism which called for a man made new Zion.

              • Robert Munro

                Some Jews have TRACE amounts of Semitic DNA. I, a Celt/Norman, half English/half American, have as much Semitic DNA as the vast majority of Jews – from a Spanish ancestor married to a Moor, when the Moors occupied Spain.

              • Majestic77

                I like this comment of yours and appreciate it… I am a Muslim and I have no issues with Judaism which follows the (TORAH) but I condemn and hate Zionists who follow the TALMUD(a man made book)

        • Mabulala

          They have admitted they are not white/Aryan. They hate whites and Christians. They are Czar descendants. I have all the history and proof available. The drive behind the “muti-culturization” of Europe is to destroy the white nations. The USA government (Jew controlled) NOT THE PEOPLE. in conjunction with Israel have created and fund ISIS. +- 80% of the Immigrants that arrive in Europe are young fighting fit males, and a big percentage of them are recognized as ISIS members. Take note that the American/British coalition “fight” ISIS now for 3 to 4 years and it just get stronger. It took Putin 3 days to cripple them. Just keep in mind that the western media is also Jew controlled, and a propaganda blanket is pulled over the real and full news of what is really happening there. Fortunately I have ways of getting more news from all sides, and it is VERY interesting to compare the facts and fiction. It is like reading letters from adults on one side and children on the other side.

          • Robert Munro

            And white filth like you and your drunken uncle are the reason we worked so hard to destroy Apartheid SA. Hopefully you are living on welfare in the gutters of Rotterdam – EXACTLY where we civilized whites and all the people of color plan to put your Judeo-Nazi brothers.

            • Mabulala

              As you wish.. a wish. It is still the white nations that developed this earth to what it is today, with all the lessons we learned, mistakes we made and tried to correct, successes the whole of the world gained from and the white mind and drive. Sorry to tell you but the plan for survival of the enemy does especially NOT include whites, no matter if they are liberal fools or conservatives. 🙂 enjoy been one of 2,800 slaves of a elite member when you wake up one day. 🙂

          • TheSlag

            You are oozing with vile racism out of all your dirty pores.

            • Mabulala

              How about you say something intelligent for a change. Typical, all you can do is ranting and raving how dirty I am. Zero ability to debate the point, but just simply spewing hate and gore. Like a wind up doll that run with a pre-recorded soundtrack. But it make sense, it is the way it is done in the group-mind where the puppets are programmed.

      • TheSlag

        South Africa blamed blacks for apartheid. Hitler blamed the jews for all ills. Of course Israel is enforcing apartheid and racism at the same time. Israel does not encourage African jews to immigrate. Israel is no different from any other racist totalitarian regime. You are correct.

        • Mabulala

          Uhmmm, now we blamed blacks for apartheid…. That is a new one. Tell me, do you know what the word “apartheid” means, or do you just accept the brainwashing propaganda that is fed down your ears and totally believe what some “intellegencia” tell you, so that you can repeat it far and wide without the slightest thought to individual thinking? Probably so, as 90% of the western world are part of the “groupmind” that just follow without question, and believe everything they hear, as long as they can be part of the thoughtless “enlightened group”.

          • TheSlag

            It a nerve, huh? What a silly, thoughtless, rambling rant from an Apartheid denier. You still lust after the days you could simply harass, humiliate and kill those you deemed inferior? You are not the only one. De Klerk STILL blames all woes on black people. http://www.dawn.com/news/737733/de-klerk-still-pro-apartheid

            • Mabulala

              Go on and live in you fool world. It is not a rant. Read again slooooowly, and then apply intelligence in your thought process if you have some left. De Klerk will blame everyone but himself always. He do realize now what big an idiot on a ego trip he was, and still is. It is too late now. 80 000 + whites were killed already by blacks in the most horrific way you can imagine. Children boiled to death and young pregnant woman cut open and the baby slammed to death against a wall, because it is white. But brainwashed fools will condone that because “that is what whites deserve”. It does not matter that the whites have build this country, and the 3 million of us have with our taxes spent twice the amount of money in the homelands, than the UN has spend in the whole of the rest of Africa over the same period. You have no idea what happened here and I will be surprised if you ever were in South Africa in your life. We NEVER blamed blacks for apartheid EVER. Get that idea out of your little head. Rather have a look at the obvious place an intelligent person should look. Under “separate development” the blacks had their own homelands that they should have developed with our full support, and the money I mentioned above. THEY COULD NOT DO IT. They did not even developed one piece of land to the level of a 2nd world country. ONLEY where it was done by Jews and Chinese were there any advance from bush, and the “Headmans” kraal. Take a wakeup call and look outside the enlightened inside of your head into the darkness outside son. Ever been in a lightened room with no lights outside by night????

              • Mabulala

                Now what happen to your “Snowy White” comment. Yes Soweto day was about stopping liquor licenses to shebeens that sell to school children. My uncle was one of the policemen who were cornered and had to shoot to save their own lives. You will also not mention the two welfare workers, JNB Esterhuizen and dr. LM Edelstein that was killed by stoning and sticks before the happening where the police had to shoot. Yes, the lies about Soweto day drove my uncle to become an alcoholic as he could not handle it living the lie. Afrikaans came up a few days later and NEVER was even mentioned before that. Part of the propaganda. It was a fast and unexpected move. Get the real history correct before you fly off your handle and make stupid statements before intelligent people. You WILL make a fool of yourself before those that do not believe all crap that is dished up for them, and double check for the truth.

              • TheSlag

                Doubling down on your racist rant, are you? Talking to supremacists like you is an awful gross waste of time.

                • Mabulala

                  Now what, are you trying to get out of discussing the truth?? Sounds like you start the “air statements” tactic now. This “doubling down… Thing is just meaningless and straw grabbing.

          • TheSlag

            I see, you are on a snowy white mission to revise history and blame the black people of Soweto to simply want to be drunk more than anything. You, Sir, are truly a low-life. Here another one of your own dirty revisionist rants: “Many people believe that the events of June 16, 1976 the end of apartheid heralded. The uprising in Soweto that day was initially merely fueled by dissatisfaction over the allocation of liquor licenses to certain beer halls in the area, but soon political content to discontent and brought protesters indicated that they rebelled against the introduction of Afrikaans as a language of instruction in some schools.” Some people are racist thru and thru – and you Mabulala most definitely are.

      • Alex Shewan

        Try to imagine how much more peaceful the middle east would be, and how many people butchered by zionists would be still alive and enjoying life in their now-stolen homes in the occupied area of Palestine now falsely called israel if the rest of the world had treated refugees in 1945 like these land-stealing refugees treat people now.