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Prove to Israelis That Deportation to Rwanda Is Safe, Not Just a Dubious Deal

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Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit will decide on Wednesday whether to accede to the Supreme Court’s request that the state temporarily freeze its forcible deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to a third country, which is supposed to start on April 1. The court made this request because the state, at a hearing this week on petitions against the deportations filed by attorneys Eitay Mack and Avigdor Feldman, failed to submit an agreement with the third country (Rwanda).

Without such a document, the government’s attorney was unable to explain to the justices how an agreement whose very existence Rwanda denies can provide protection to the people deported to that country. “If there’s a violation, they can go to court there, and then they can submit the agreement. When it is said that there’s no agreement, what will they show there?”........

© Haaretz