Tuesday, November 3, 2015

“Yordanos Yemane and her 3-year-old daughter, who was...



"Yordanos Yemane and her 3-year-old daughter, who was stabbed in the head by an Israeli man outside the central bus station in Tel Aviv last year. The perpetrator told the police that he had attacked "a black baby" because she was a "black terrorist." The perpetrator was found mentally unstable and unfit to stand trial.
The photographer @malinfezehai documented the stories of African asylum seekers in Israel, where the policy is to pressure them to self-deport, she writes. About 60,000 African asylum seekers have entered the country since 2005, most of them Muslims from the Darfur region of Sudan, and Orthodox Christians from Eritrea. Today, that number is closer to 45,000. "With the Israeli-Palestinian divide growing ever wider," @malinfezehai writes, "must not forget the quiet struggle of African asylum seekers trying to rebuild a life in the midst of it."" By nytimes on Instagram.



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