The first was submitted by 119 human rights activists while the second was filed by attorney Avigdor Feldman who said in response to the state’s request that he agreed with the extension but opposed the presentation of a confidential document.
Attorney Itay Mack, who represented the 119 petitioners, wrote in response to the latest request that the impression was being given that the state was not prepared for the mass deportations.
“There is a slender chance that the respondents will get an extension in light of the Passover holiday. The respondents are even asking to submit a confidential document that is at the heart, so they claim, of their request. It can be surmised that this is another thing on which the Rwanadan dictatorship has sought clarification before they state their position,” Mack said.
The lawyer representing the activists requested that the court immediately release the 280 migrants who have been imprisoned in Saharonim Prison after refusing to “voluntarily leave” and are set for deportation.
“Given the fact that the respondents did not meet the deadline by which they were obligated, there is no justice whatsoever in the prisoners in Saharonim Prison becoming scapegoats for the respondents and in waiting there without any actual time frame on the horizon of when they are going to Rwanda, while another 40,000 asylum seekers are not imprisoned.”
“It is inconceivable that the Jewish state of Israel will celebrate its freedom in a time when a few hundred asylum seekers are languishing in prison until the state finds it appropriate to submit its updated position,” Mack added.
The group “Stop the deportation” responded to the request, saying that it “proved that there was never an apparatus for ensuring the safety of the deportees. It cannot be that at a time when the state is requesting an extension, men and women are imprisoned in Saharonim Prison without any time limit on the injustice.”