Middle East Philip Weiss on April 22
Three African asylum seekers who left Israel were among those killed by ISIS in Libya on Sunday, the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants said yesterday. Reports suggest that the asylum seekers were urged to leave Israel by the Israeli government– “coerced,” by one account.
The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants reported on Tuesday that three asylum seekers who left Israel for a third country over the past year have been executed by the Islamic State in Libya. According to the report, the victims were identified by family members and friends.
Ilan Lior of Haaretz spoke to a relative of “T,” the man in the photograph.
“He had been in Israel since the end of 2007. He decided to go back after the [Israeli] Ministry of Interior told him he would be better off.”
According to Mesi, T. “went back to Uganda or Rwanda – I think Rwanda – where they are not accepted. From there he went on to Sudan, and from Sudan to Libya.” She said that he was not able to remain in Libya, and tried to reach Europe by boat. “I understood that the boat was returned to Libya,” she said, “where they were arrested. Rumors have it that the extreme Islamic group snatched them from the jail itself.”
Elisabeth Tsurkov says the asylum-seekers were coerced to leave and she reports virulent racist comments by Israelis on the plight of these three men.
Racist Israelis on Facebook cheer the death of asylum-seekers who were coerced to leave Israel by threat of prolonged detention….
Some Israelis on Facebook rejoiced at the news (these responses were curated by the Israeli Facebook page “Racists Depress Me”).
Responses from right-to-left, top-to-bottom, punctuation added for clarity:
Etzion Shchori: Good news. Now we understand how to deal with the problem, bring here ISIS and they will take of the Eritreans and Palestinians
Amit Zohar: I would send all the Sudanese including Eritreans to ISIS now even in some deal with ISIS
Amit Sabag: I don’t understand why all of you are mad ISIS just euthanized them they would have died of AIDS anyway at some point
Moshe Vinokor: The infiltrators are a cancer [echoing the statement made by Israeli member of Knesset, Miri Regev] with a smell of sewage.
Aviv Elfassi: LOLLLLL they deserved it
Eti Salem: let them kill all of them, this is not a problem of Israel
Max Esterkin: Either way most of the Eritreans in this country are rapists or criminals [echoing statements made former Israeli Minister of Interior, Eli Yishai, and several other Israeli politicians] this is not a big loss.
Barel Cohen: One less is better [comment received 11 likes]
Batel Abarjil – If ISIS wants we can send them a lot more we have so many of these work migrants [echoing lies by the Israeli government, including the Prime Minister, that people escaping genocide, ethnic cleansing and slavery in Sudan and Eritrea are not refugees] except hurting our economy and drinking alcohol and running wild and taking over Neve Shaanan [neighrhood in south Tel Aviv where many asylum-seekers reside] they don’t contribute anything. I want to be a migrant in the US too. We just can’t [keep them here] we kick them out to their fucked mother [2 likes]
Mor Hajaj: Let ISIS come take all the Eritreans left in Israel ..
They have nothing to do with Israel ..They should hang them too .
We should have a law here that allows to massacre infiltrators :) [2 likes]
Avi Swisa: It’s good, it’s ISIS
Revital Bar-El: Now there’s a real solution to the infiltrators.
Naor Elmalich: Disgusting and ugly leftists when the Jewssss are killed and their blood is spilled like water you don’t jump and protest like this. You should be returned to Poland and Germany you deserve to be burned and slaughtered just like ISIS slaughters people, This is how you should be deal with enemies of Israelll
Shosh Bashiri: Let them all die Amen!!Our pain over our soldiers is great, no forgiveness.
Leroy Kaufman: To all the Capo children of Holocaust survivors miserable whores may your names be erased [addresses Leftists] Europe doesn’t interest anyone [how asylum-seekers are treated better there] Hitler didn’t finish the job you are the cancer of the world anddddd Israel didn’t transfer the infiltrators to Libya, they just went to Europe to make the lives of Europeans because in Israel they are border criminals, another lie of the Capo [that they’re refugees].
Micha Avitan: Let us hope for more [death], may their names and memory be erased
Rachel Levi: You can mark a thousand more with a circle they all look the same.
Michael Goman: It’s a shame [ISIS] doesn’t catch them before they reach Israel
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