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Christian refugees detained in Israeli desert

May 20, 2014

Some 2,300 Sudanese and Eritrean refugees seeking asylum in Israel, most of them Christian, are being detained at an asylum camp in the Israeli desert, according to Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

“The grim surroundings, the heat and the overcrowded rooms created the impression of a prison,” according to the vicariate, which stated that most refugees arrived over two years ago.


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - May. 20, 2014 8:15 PM ET USA

    The Palestinians have been refugees for over 60 years, and their living conditions are similar.