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Human rights organizations call on ministers to oppose amendment to Prevention of Infiltration Law

Human rights organizations sent a letter to government ministers calling for them to oppose an amendment to the Prevention of Infiltration Law.

 

In the letter, the human rights organizations wrote that the amendment was against the rulings of the High Court, illegal, and would aggravate
the distress in south Tel Aviv, which has become the center for asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea.

 

On Sunday, the new amendment will be presented before the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. The amendment would limit the period of time in which asylum seekers could be held at the Holot facility to two years, after the High Court rejected the two previous amendments.