Stop Israel's Forced Deportation and Human Trafficking of African Refugees! #Refugees4Sale
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20.11.2017 Israel to Pay Rwanda $5,000 for Every Deported Asylum Seeker It Takes In http://bit.ly/2Dfsq5F
27.6.2017 Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees http://bit.ly/2tWAgsG
9.1.18 Israel's Treatment of African Refugees Should Be An International Scandal http://bit.ly/2r6jtpL
9.1.18 UNHCR Statement http://bit.ly/2mcWdR8
As of January 1 2018, the Israeli government has declared an official policy of forcefully deporting the 40,000 Asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan now residing in Israel, to a "third country", namely: Rwanda. Under this policy, asylum seekers who refuse the 3rd country option will face indefinite incarceration in Israel. Background: http://bit.ly/2mM2QtK
Since 2014, Israel has already deported 15000 refugees, many of them to Rwanda. They testify the following: Upon arrival, deportees meet a semi-official human trafficking system specifically designed for those who arrived from Israel. They are identified at the airport, forcefully taken to a Villa in Kigali where they are stripped of their documents, then smuggled to Uganda. Without money or official documents, many continue to flee for protection, trying to reach Europe via Libya. The horrors they face on the way include rape, torture, slave trade, murder or drowning in the Mediterranean Sea. Few survive this lethal route.
Israel’s deportation agreement with Rwanda is classified. However, the media reports that Israel offers to PAY Rwanda 5,000 US$ per refugee it takes in. Importantly, this ‘deal’ is part of a darker strategic collaboration between the two countries. Rwanda is a major USA strategic ally in Africa, and it neighbors Congo, one of the world's richest countries in natural resources, making Congo a major strategic asset to the West. The weapons, knowledge, military training and political support provided by Israel to Rwanda extends support to the USA’s strategic and economic interests in Africa. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2BglSO5
The government of Israel, organizations such as AIPAC, and people like Sheldon Adelson, are shamelessly manipulating the memory of the Holocaust to help Kagame ward off criticism of his regime and strengthen US support. At the same time, Israel and Rwanda are cooperating in an unprecedented human trafficking system for refugee deportees, with lethal consequences.
Israel’s criminal policy towards African asylum seekers is bluntly racist and violates a long list of international laws, including the basic principle of non-return to states where asylum seekers would be in danger. Israel’s current decision to forcefully deport refugees to life-threatening dangers sets a horrific global standard for deportation, affecting migrants, asylum seekers, and undocumented persons world-wide.
Join this urgent effort to Stop Israel’s forced deportation and human trafficking of African refugees. This is about saving human lives and affirming protection for all.
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The testimonies included in this video were collected by Sigal Kook Avivi and Yael Orgal In Rwanda, Uganda, and Europe during 2017