In the first in a wave of protests around the world, Eritreans in the Hague gathered at the weekend to protest against Israel’s plans to deport or incarcerate 38,000 African asylum seekers.

The Belgian protests came as Israeli rabbis and nearly 500 university professors came out against the deportations, promising sanctuary for the Eritreans and Sudanese.

Eritreans in Brussels demonstrate against Israeli deporations

The Hague demonstration was just the first of a world-wide series of protests, which will take place across Europe and the US.

Bahabolom Tesfa gave a passionate speech in Hebrew (with subtitles) explaining the plight of those now being rounded up.

He spent  years in Israel without being given refugee status, until he finally managed to get to the Netherlands.


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