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 Fence between Egypt and Israel, it was built in order to stop the flow of Africans entering into Israel. The government used African workers to construct the fence.

Fence between Egypt and Israel, it was built in order to stop the flow of Africans entering into Israel. The government used African workers to construct the fence.

 MUTASIM ALI, a 28-year old asylum seeker from Sudan, stands outside Holot. He appealed the official “invitation” to the detention center but was confined there for just over a year until his release this summer.

MUTASIM ALI, a 28-year old asylum seeker from Sudan, stands outside Holot. He appealed the official “invitation” to the detention center but was confined there for just over a year until his release this summer.

 Holot detention Center.

Holot detention Center.

 Detainees trying to check back into Holot detention center due to a sandstorm outside. People stood outside without any water pleading with the guards for over an hour to let them in so they could take shelter.   

Detainees trying to check back into Holot detention center due to a sandstorm outside. People stood outside without any water pleading with the guards for over an hour to let them in so they could take shelter.

 

 A group of detainees finishing up a barbeque in the desert. Many don’t feel like they are being feed well in Holot, so detainees form groups and put their money together in a pot that they use to buy their own food. 

A group of detainees finishing up a barbeque in the desert. Many don’t feel like they are being feed well in Holot, so detainees form groups and put their money together in a pot that they use to buy their own food. 

 Hamid Hassan, 26 years old has been in detention since the beginning of February of 2014. 

Hamid Hassan, 26 years old has been in detention since the beginning of February of 2014. 

 Mutasim Ali preparing a last barbeque for his friends the night before he has to has to report to Holot Detention Center.      

Mutasim Ali preparing a last barbeque for his friends the night before he has to has to report to Holot Detention Center.   

 

 An Eritrean coffee ritual in Neve Shaanan, a neighborhood in Tel Aviv that has become the center of social life for African asylum seekers.

An Eritrean coffee ritual in Neve Shaanan, a neighborhood in Tel Aviv that has become the center of social life for African asylum seekers.

 YORDANOS YEMANE and her 3-year-old daughter, who was stabbed in the head by an Israeli man outside the central bus station in Tel Aviv last year. The perpetrator told the police that he had attacked “a black baby” because she was a “black terrorist.” The perpetrator was found mentally unstable and unfit to stand trial.

YORDANOS YEMANE and her 3-year-old daughter, who was stabbed in the head by an Israeli man outside the central bus station in Tel Aviv last year. The perpetrator told the police that he had attacked “a black baby” because she was a “black terrorist.” The perpetrator was found mentally unstable and unfit to stand trial.

 Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is leaving his home to appear in district court in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is appealing his "invitation" to Holot detention center. 

Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is leaving his home to appear in district court in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is appealing his "invitation" to Holot detention center. 

 A little girl watched as Israeli immigration police officers raided a graduation party for a Sudanese asylum seeker in Tel Aviv.

A little girl watched as Israeli immigration police officers raided a graduation party for a Sudanese asylum seeker in Tel Aviv.

 Police officers arrested an asylum seeker at a graduation party for Taj Jemy, another asylum seeker, while an Israeli activist tried to intervene. Seven people were arrested that night for not having visas on them.

Police officers arrested an asylum seeker at a graduation party for Taj Jemy, another asylum seeker, while an Israeli activist tried to intervene. Seven people were arrested that night for not having visas on them.

  An anti-refugee protester argued with border police officers at a demonstration in Tel Aviv.

 An anti-refugee protester argued with border police officers at a demonstration in Tel Aviv.

 The Eritrean Women’s Centre which provides daycare for refugee children in Tel Aviv, they are understaffed and rely almost solely on volunteers.  

The Eritrean Women’s Centre which provides daycare for refugee children in Tel Aviv, they are understaffed and rely almost solely on volunteers.  

 African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 

African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 

 Eritrean Wedding in Haifa, Israel.

Eritrean Wedding in Haifa, Israel.

 Harnet Solomon is 21 years old and the mother of one daughter. When she was crossing Sinai she was kidnapped and was held hostage for 5 months, were she was routinely raped and tortured. 

Harnet Solomon is 21 years old and the mother of one daughter. When she was crossing Sinai she was kidnapped and was held hostage for 5 months, were she was routinely raped and tortured. 

 An Eritrean wedding party happens to cross a fringe right-wing anti-refugee nationalist protest that convenes every Saturday in South Tel Aviv to disrupt church services and other gatherings of Africans. Protestors yelled “Go back to Eritrea! Stop having babies!” at the wedding guests. 

An Eritrean wedding party happens to cross a fringe right-wing anti-refugee nationalist protest that convenes every Saturday in South Tel Aviv to disrupt church services and other gatherings of Africans. Protestors yelled “Go back to Eritrea! Stop having babies!” at the wedding guests. 

 Eritrean asylum-seekers sleeping after working 12-hour shifts working in the hotel and restaurant industry. Many Africans live together to cope with the high rents in Tel Aviv.  

Eritrean asylum-seekers sleeping after working 12-hour shifts working in the hotel and restaurant industry. Many Africans live together to cope with the high rents in Tel Aviv.  

 A barbershop in Neve Sha'anan; an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 

A barbershop in Neve Sha'anan; an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 

 Boshora Adam with his twin daughters in their home in Tel Aviv.  “The hardest part about raising my children in Israel is that it’s becoming more segregated. On the playground you notice that parents keep their children away from African children, and this worries me for my children’s future.”   

Boshora Adam with his twin daughters in their home in Tel Aviv.  “The hardest part about raising my children in Israel is that it’s becoming more segregated. On the playground you notice that parents keep their children away from African children, and this worries me for my children’s future.”   

 Samravit Solomon, a 24 year-old Eritrean asylum-seeker leaving a birth-day party in Tel Aviv. “Language is power, because as soon as I learned Hebrew, I was able to speak for myself, my family and the Eritrean community in Tel Aviv."

Samravit Solomon, a 24 year-old Eritrean asylum-seeker leaving a birth-day party in Tel Aviv. “Language is power, because as soon as I learned Hebrew, I was able to speak for myself, my family and the Eritrean community in Tel Aviv."

 A Store in Neve Sha'anan, an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 

A Store in Neve Sha'anan, an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 

 Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is getting ready in the morning before appearing in court to appeal his invitation to Holot.

Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is getting ready in the morning before appearing in court to appeal his invitation to Holot.

 A man sleeping in Levinsky Park next to the Central bus station. When refugees are released into Israeli society they are given a bus ticket to this bus station in Tel Aviv, and it has become a central point for the African community.   

A man sleeping in Levinsky Park next to the Central bus station. When refugees are released into Israeli society they are given a bus ticket to this bus station in Tel Aviv, and it has become a central point for the African community.   

 African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 

African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 

 Lula, 5 years old, is homeless, along with her mother and sister. They move from place to place depending on others willing to house them. 

Lula, 5 years old, is homeless, along with her mother and sister. They move from place to place depending on others willing to house them. 

 HARNET SOLOMON, 21, with her daughter. She is from Eritrea. While crossing the Sinai, she was kidnapped and held hostage for five months, when she says she was routinely raped and tortured. After her release, she was able join her husband in Tel Aviv. Suffering from post-traumatic stress from his own torture in the Sinai, Harnet’s husband one day started stabbing her she says. Her experience has left her traumatized, unable to work or leave her house, where she lives with her mother, daughter and roommates.

HARNET SOLOMON, 21, with her daughter. She is from Eritrea. While crossing the Sinai, she was kidnapped and held hostage for five months, when she says she was routinely raped and tortured. After her release, she was able join her husband in Tel Aviv. Suffering from post-traumatic stress from his own torture in the Sinai, Harnet’s husband one day started stabbing her she says. Her experience has left her traumatized, unable to work or leave her house, where she lives with her mother, daughter and roommates.

 In the same week that people in Israel honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, a group of African asylum-seekers gathered in Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv for Global Darfur Day to commemorate the ongoing genocide in Darfur.  Israel has yet to recognize a single Sudanese national as a refugee. 

In the same week that people in Israel honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, a group of African asylum-seekers gathered in Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv for Global Darfur Day to commemorate the ongoing genocide in Darfur.  Israel has yet to recognize a single Sudanese national as a refugee. 

 Rabbis for Human Rights, a group of mostly American rabbis from all streams of Judaism held a prayer ceremony at Holot to show solidarity with the refugees. 

Rabbis for Human Rights, a group of mostly American rabbis from all streams of Judaism held a prayer ceremony at Holot to show solidarity with the refugees. 

 A Sudanese detainee outside of Holot detention center.

A Sudanese detainee outside of Holot detention center.

 Ahmed Dahiya, 29, is packing to go to Holot detention center. "I have no idea what the future holds for me, one thing I am certain of, is that if I return to Sudan, I face life in prison or death.” Going back to Sudan is not an option for me.”   

Ahmed Dahiya, 29, is packing to go to Holot detention center. "I have no idea what the future holds for me, one thing I am certain of, is that if I return to Sudan, I face life in prison or death.” Going back to Sudan is not an option for me.”

 

 Nouraldin, 26 years old has been in Holot since March 9th of 2014. He is a refugee from Sudan, Darfur. “Yesterday was the first time I ever lied to my mother. She asked me where I was, and I told her I was in Tel Aviv and everything is fine."

Nouraldin, 26 years old has been in Holot since March 9th of 2014. He is a refugee from Sudan, Darfur. “Yesterday was the first time I ever lied to my mother. She asked me where I was, and I told her I was in Tel Aviv and everything is fine."

Ethiopia05.jpg
 Fence between Egypt and Israel, it was built in order to stop the flow of Africans entering into Israel. The government used African workers to construct the fence.
 MUTASIM ALI, a 28-year old asylum seeker from Sudan, stands outside Holot. He appealed the official “invitation” to the detention center but was confined there for just over a year until his release this summer.
 Holot detention Center.
 Detainees trying to check back into Holot detention center due to a sandstorm outside. People stood outside without any water pleading with the guards for over an hour to let them in so they could take shelter.   
 A group of detainees finishing up a barbeque in the desert. Many don’t feel like they are being feed well in Holot, so detainees form groups and put their money together in a pot that they use to buy their own food. 
 Hamid Hassan, 26 years old has been in detention since the beginning of February of 2014. 
 Mutasim Ali preparing a last barbeque for his friends the night before he has to has to report to Holot Detention Center.      
 An Eritrean coffee ritual in Neve Shaanan, a neighborhood in Tel Aviv that has become the center of social life for African asylum seekers.
 YORDANOS YEMANE and her 3-year-old daughter, who was stabbed in the head by an Israeli man outside the central bus station in Tel Aviv last year. The perpetrator told the police that he had attacked “a black baby” because she was a “black terrorist.” The perpetrator was found mentally unstable and unfit to stand trial.
 Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is leaving his home to appear in district court in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is appealing his "invitation" to Holot detention center. 
 A little girl watched as Israeli immigration police officers raided a graduation party for a Sudanese asylum seeker in Tel Aviv.
 Police officers arrested an asylum seeker at a graduation party for Taj Jemy, another asylum seeker, while an Israeli activist tried to intervene. Seven people were arrested that night for not having visas on them.
  An anti-refugee protester argued with border police officers at a demonstration in Tel Aviv.
 The Eritrean Women’s Centre which provides daycare for refugee children in Tel Aviv, they are understaffed and rely almost solely on volunteers.  
 African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 
 Eritrean Wedding in Haifa, Israel.
 Harnet Solomon is 21 years old and the mother of one daughter. When she was crossing Sinai she was kidnapped and was held hostage for 5 months, were she was routinely raped and tortured. 
 An Eritrean wedding party happens to cross a fringe right-wing anti-refugee nationalist protest that convenes every Saturday in South Tel Aviv to disrupt church services and other gatherings of Africans. Protestors yelled “Go back to Eritrea! Stop having babies!” at the wedding guests. 
 Eritrean asylum-seekers sleeping after working 12-hour shifts working in the hotel and restaurant industry. Many Africans live together to cope with the high rents in Tel Aviv.  
 A barbershop in Neve Sha'anan; an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 
 Boshora Adam with his twin daughters in their home in Tel Aviv.  “The hardest part about raising my children in Israel is that it’s becoming more segregated. On the playground you notice that parents keep their children away from African children, and this worries me for my children’s future.”   
 Samravit Solomon, a 24 year-old Eritrean asylum-seeker leaving a birth-day party in Tel Aviv. “Language is power, because as soon as I learned Hebrew, I was able to speak for myself, my family and the Eritrean community in Tel Aviv."
 A Store in Neve Sha'anan, an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 
 Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is getting ready in the morning before appearing in court to appeal his invitation to Holot.
 A man sleeping in Levinsky Park next to the Central bus station. When refugees are released into Israeli society they are given a bus ticket to this bus station in Tel Aviv, and it has become a central point for the African community.   
 African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 
 Lula, 5 years old, is homeless, along with her mother and sister. They move from place to place depending on others willing to house them. 
 HARNET SOLOMON, 21, with her daughter. She is from Eritrea. While crossing the Sinai, she was kidnapped and held hostage for five months, when she says she was routinely raped and tortured. After her release, she was able join her husband in Tel Aviv. Suffering from post-traumatic stress from his own torture in the Sinai, Harnet’s husband one day started stabbing her she says. Her experience has left her traumatized, unable to work or leave her house, where she lives with her mother, daughter and roommates.
 In the same week that people in Israel honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, a group of African asylum-seekers gathered in Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv for Global Darfur Day to commemorate the ongoing genocide in Darfur.  Israel has yet to recognize a single Sudanese national as a refugee. 
 Rabbis for Human Rights, a group of mostly American rabbis from all streams of Judaism held a prayer ceremony at Holot to show solidarity with the refugees. 
 A Sudanese detainee outside of Holot detention center.
 Ahmed Dahiya, 29, is packing to go to Holot detention center. "I have no idea what the future holds for me, one thing I am certain of, is that if I return to Sudan, I face life in prison or death.” Going back to Sudan is not an option for me.”   
 Nouraldin, 26 years old has been in Holot since March 9th of 2014. He is a refugee from Sudan, Darfur. “Yesterday was the first time I ever lied to my mother. She asked me where I was, and I told her I was in Tel Aviv and everything is fine."

Fence between Egypt and Israel, it was built in order to stop the flow of Africans entering into Israel. The government used African workers to construct the fence.

MUTASIM ALI, a 28-year old asylum seeker from Sudan, stands outside Holot. He appealed the official “invitation” to the detention center but was confined there for just over a year until his release this summer.

Holot detention Center.

Detainees trying to check back into Holot detention center due to a sandstorm outside. People stood outside without any water pleading with the guards for over an hour to let them in so they could take shelter.

 

A group of detainees finishing up a barbeque in the desert. Many don’t feel like they are being feed well in Holot, so detainees form groups and put their money together in a pot that they use to buy their own food. 

Hamid Hassan, 26 years old has been in detention since the beginning of February of 2014. 

Mutasim Ali preparing a last barbeque for his friends the night before he has to has to report to Holot Detention Center.   

 

An Eritrean coffee ritual in Neve Shaanan, a neighborhood in Tel Aviv that has become the center of social life for African asylum seekers.

YORDANOS YEMANE and her 3-year-old daughter, who was stabbed in the head by an Israeli man outside the central bus station in Tel Aviv last year. The perpetrator told the police that he had attacked “a black baby” because she was a “black terrorist.” The perpetrator was found mentally unstable and unfit to stand trial.

Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is leaving his home to appear in district court in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is appealing his "invitation" to Holot detention center. 

A little girl watched as Israeli immigration police officers raided a graduation party for a Sudanese asylum seeker in Tel Aviv.

Police officers arrested an asylum seeker at a graduation party for Taj Jemy, another asylum seeker, while an Israeli activist tried to intervene. Seven people were arrested that night for not having visas on them.

 An anti-refugee protester argued with border police officers at a demonstration in Tel Aviv.

The Eritrean Women’s Centre which provides daycare for refugee children in Tel Aviv, they are understaffed and rely almost solely on volunteers.  

African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 

Eritrean Wedding in Haifa, Israel.

Harnet Solomon is 21 years old and the mother of one daughter. When she was crossing Sinai she was kidnapped and was held hostage for 5 months, were she was routinely raped and tortured. 

An Eritrean wedding party happens to cross a fringe right-wing anti-refugee nationalist protest that convenes every Saturday in South Tel Aviv to disrupt church services and other gatherings of Africans. Protestors yelled “Go back to Eritrea! Stop having babies!” at the wedding guests. 

Eritrean asylum-seekers sleeping after working 12-hour shifts working in the hotel and restaurant industry. Many Africans live together to cope with the high rents in Tel Aviv.  

A barbershop in Neve Sha'anan; an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 

Boshora Adam with his twin daughters in their home in Tel Aviv.  “The hardest part about raising my children in Israel is that it’s becoming more segregated. On the playground you notice that parents keep their children away from African children, and this worries me for my children’s future.”   

Samravit Solomon, a 24 year-old Eritrean asylum-seeker leaving a birth-day party in Tel Aviv. “Language is power, because as soon as I learned Hebrew, I was able to speak for myself, my family and the Eritrean community in Tel Aviv."

A Store in Neve Sha'anan, an area in Tel Aviv where African asylum-seekers have opened stores and businesses. 

Mutasim Ali, an asylum-seeker from Sudan is getting ready in the morning before appearing in court to appeal his invitation to Holot.

A man sleeping in Levinsky Park next to the Central bus station. When refugees are released into Israeli society they are given a bus ticket to this bus station in Tel Aviv, and it has become a central point for the African community.   

African asylum-seekers demonstrating the new detention law for African asylum seekers on their way to Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv. 

Lula, 5 years old, is homeless, along with her mother and sister. They move from place to place depending on others willing to house them. 

HARNET SOLOMON, 21, with her daughter. She is from Eritrea. While crossing the Sinai, she was kidnapped and held hostage for five months, when she says she was routinely raped and tortured. After her release, she was able join her husband in Tel Aviv. Suffering from post-traumatic stress from his own torture in the Sinai, Harnet’s husband one day started stabbing her she says. Her experience has left her traumatized, unable to work or leave her house, where she lives with her mother, daughter and roommates.

In the same week that people in Israel honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, a group of African asylum-seekers gathered in Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv for Global Darfur Day to commemorate the ongoing genocide in Darfur.  Israel has yet to recognize a single Sudanese national as a refugee. 

Rabbis for Human Rights, a group of mostly American rabbis from all streams of Judaism held a prayer ceremony at Holot to show solidarity with the refugees. 

A Sudanese detainee outside of Holot detention center.

Ahmed Dahiya, 29, is packing to go to Holot detention center. "I have no idea what the future holds for me, one thing I am certain of, is that if I return to Sudan, I face life in prison or death.” Going back to Sudan is not an option for me.”

 

Nouraldin, 26 years old has been in Holot since March 9th of 2014. He is a refugee from Sudan, Darfur. “Yesterday was the first time I ever lied to my mother. She asked me where I was, and I told her I was in Tel Aviv and everything is fine."

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