18.02.2011 14.Adar l, 5771
'African migrants brutalized en route to Israel'
Testimonies given to Hotline for Migrant Workers describe horrific ordeals, systematic rape, torture at hands of Beduin smugglers.
“I was a virgin when I arrived in the desert. During the first few times that I was raped, I cried and resisted, but that didn’t help. They wouldn’t leave me alone. After that, I stopped resisting.”
The testimony of A.I.S, a 21-year-old Eritrean woman, is part of a report released by the Hotline for Migrant Workers on Wednesday detailing horrifying ordeals reportedly suffered by African migrants to Israel at the hands of their Beduin smugglers in the Sinai Peninsula….