These African Refugees Hoped to Build New Lives in Israel. Instead, They're Stuck in Endless Legal Limbo.
Jun 7, 2017
Pictured here is a group of inmates at the infamous Holot detention center in the Negev desert. Described as an "open prison.", detainees are allowed to leave, but must be back for the ten p.m. head count, or risk being transferred to a closed prison. Despite several challenges in Israeli courts, any single male asylum seeker under the age of sixty can be arbitrarily sent to Holot at any time.
Photography by Violeta Santos Moura
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