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October 22, 2013 9:48 am

Detained Migrants in Israel Will be Moved to Open Air Facility

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The Israeli Knesset. Photo: Wiki Commons.

YNet – Some 2,000 asylum seekers and migrants currently jailed in Israel will be transferred to an open containment facility, pending their review and release, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stated on Monday.

His statement was in response to human rights groups’ complaints, who claim the Interior Ministry is not complying with the High Court’s ruling which outlawed migrants’ detention, and ordered the State to start releasing them immediately.

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