Sometimes it’s kind of scary how Israel treats asylum seekers. From jailing them with no trial to brutal arrests and now, referring to them as numbers. It’s as if they don’t think they’re human beings, with names.
Yuval Goren, a journalist from the daily Maariv, got hold of a document in which the state asks the court to sentence the 153 asylum seekers who recently marched from the Holot “open detention facility” in the Negev to Tel Aviv to three months in jail.
On his Facebook page, Goren claims that “not only did no one bother to bring these people to the [court] session that affects their lives and may result in sending them to 90 days in jail – the request does not even bother to mention their names. The state representatives sufficed with the prisoner numbers that the marchers got when they first entered Israel.”
I guess we haven’t learned much, eh?