Sadiq al-Sadiq was returned to Israel earlier this month after finding himself being sent — against his will — back to Sudan, from where he fled persecution and genocide. Sadiq is just one of hundreds or thousands of Sudanese who have been pressured to leave Israel. Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who is responsible for the asylum seeker population in Israel, has made it clear that he intends to empty the country of African asylum seekers. “If we treat this [problem] like liberals, we’ll lose the country,” he has said in the past. Earlier this month, one Israeli activist confronted Sa’ar outside his home.
By Lia Tarachansky/The Real News
Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Canadian filmmaker and journalist with the The Real News Network.