Quick Facts

Prisons used for the detention of migrants: 3 (2011)

Migrant detention facilities: 3 (2011)

Est. total immigration detention capacity: 2,500 (2011)

Max. length of administrative detention: No limit

Asylum seekers: 30,000 (2010)

Migrant workers: 300,000 (2010)

Est. undocumented foreign workers: 120,000 - 300,000 (2010)

Number of deportations: 3,300 (2008)

 

Last updated: February 2011

Israel Detention Profile

Map of "In Use" Detention Sites

For more detailed information, see the complete List of Detention Sites.

 

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Sources
(This is only a partial list. More detailed information is available upon request.)

  • Barthe, Benjamin. 2007. "Le rêve israélien des refugiés du Darfour." Le Monde, 5 August 2007. http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3212,36-941869,0.html (accessed 31 August 2007).
  • Berman, Yonatan (Hotline for Migrant Workers). 2011a. Email correspondence with Michael Flynn (Global Detention Project). 23 February 2011. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Berman, Yonatan (Hotline for Migrant Workers). 2011b. Telephone interview by Michael Flynn (Global Detention Project). 25 February 2011. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Hotline for Migrant Workers (HMW). 2010. “Unlawful long-time detention of asylum seekers.” September 2010.
  • Hotline for Migrant Workers (HMW). 2007. Annual Report 2007. http://www.hotline.org.il/english/pdf/2007_Annual_Activities_Report.pdf (accessed 21 July 2010).
  • Israel Prison Service (IPS). 2008. "Israel Prison Service." IPS Spokesperson's Department. June 2008.
  • La'Oved, Kav and Hotline for Migrant Workers. 2003. "Immigration administration or expulsion unit?." Hotline for Migrant Workers, May 2003, http://www.hotline.org.il/english/pdf/Hotline_and_Kav_Laoved_paper_on_Immigration_Police_May_2003_Eng.pdf (accessed 31 August 2007).
  • Teibel, A. 2010. "Israel approves detention centre for migrants." Associated Press. 28 November 2010.