Holocaust Survivors give gift baskets, food and water to Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers standing in line for Visas:
In a turn of events, an uncommon, but extremely heartwarming story of Israeli’s and Jew’s helping Eritrean and Sudanese Refugees in Israel. A group of 20 Holocaust Survivors arrived today, Monday (3/17/2014), to the Population and Immigration Authority Bureau in Tel Aviv, handing out water, food and gift baskets to the hundreds of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers waiting in line to renew their visas.
Holocaust Survivors as well as volunteers of the Foundation for the benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel began to take notice of the increasing number of Eritrean and Sudanese refugees waiting for hours and hours day after day, many of which were families with small children and/or pregnant women, without any food, water or access to toilets.
"When I saw the people waiting here my heart broke," Esther Miron, an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor told Ynet. "When I see people who fled their homes and were left with nothing, I cannot stay silent – I was in that situation too, we too were refugees. The Israeli society has a history and that is why we cannot stay indifferent to human suffering; that should be our primary thought. We established a country here to set a moral example." Hungary-born Miron was deported during the Holocaust to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, where many of her family members were murdered.
The asylum seekers have been waiting in line to renew visas which allow them to stay out of detention centers where many of their friends and family members are being held, being called “infiltrators”. This past December, the Israeli Knesset passed a law called the "Infiltrator Law" allowing Israeli officials to hold African Migrants, most of which are Eritrean or Sudanese, for up to one year without trial in Detention Camps. The Holot Prison is one of the most known detention camps, Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers are already being held there.
Photos and Story from: ynetnews.com
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