Ignoring UN guidelines, Israel refuses asylum to four Somalis

16.10.2011                      18.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 2

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Ignoring UN guidelines, Israel refuses asylum to four Somalis

UNHCR recommends granting collective protection for Somali citizens originating in south and central parts of Somalia. In Israel, the ministry’s decision to reject the application was based on out-of-date information.

Israel is refusing to grant asylum to four Somali citizens, contrary to the recommendation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ‏(UNHCR‏). The request for asylum was rejected by the Interior Ministry and is now being appealed in the courts.
The UNHCR recommends the granting of collective protection for Somali citizens originating in the south and central parts of the African country ‏(the recommendation is based on a general decision from the committee advising on refugees‏). In Israel, however, the ministry’s decision to reject the asylum seekers’ application was based on out-of-date information….