David Vaaknin

Commissions / Israeli government to refugees: Go back to Africa or go to prison for The Washington Post

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Photos for a story about Israeli government policy regarding African migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Read the story online

African migrants are seen outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
African migrants are seen carrying food and supplies outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
African migrants are seen outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
African migrants are seen outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
Mutasim Ali an African migrant from Sudan is seen outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
Mutasim Ali, an African migrant from Sudan is seen talking on his mobile phone outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
An African migrant is seen outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
An African migrant is seen outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
An African migrant is seen carrying a sun umbrella outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
An African migrant is seen carrying a sun umbrella outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
African migrants are seen inside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
African migrants are seen inside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held through the fences which surround the detention center, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
An African migrant is seen outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
An African migrant is seen outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
African migrants are seen outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
African migrants are seen outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
Aman Beyene an African migrant from Eritrea poses for a photograph outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
Aman Beyene, an African migrant from Eritrea poses for a photograph outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
African migrants are seen outside Holot detention center in the Negev Desert southern Israel
African migrants are seen outside Holot detention center, where African migrants are being held, in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on May 4, 2015.
Notes describing the threats which immigrants and asylum seekers face in different countries and regions around the world at the offices of Hotline for Migrant Workers an Israeli NGO
Notes describing the threats which face immigrants and asylum seekers in different countries and regions are attached to a map of the world which hangs on a wall at the offices of Hotline for Migrant Workers, an Israeli NGO, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 4, 2015.
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