Okay, this is insane.
Earlier this month, Israel’s Channel 10 interviewed Israeli soldiers who said they had witnessed Egyptian security officers executing several Darfur refugees.
According to Channel 10, their testimonies were backed up by Israeli military security cameras that showed Egyptian soldiers shooting and killing several asylum-seekers.
Channel 10 did not air the video.
So how is Israel responding to the refugees from Darfur sneaking across the border into Israel?
You would think that if any nation could be sympathetic to a people fleeing genocide, it would be Israel. Instead, they labeled the Darfur refugees as “economic refugees” and sent them back because the government that’s trying to kill them has no diplomatic ties to Israel.
Human Rights Watch is asking the Egyptian government to investigate the deaths. Given their stellar record on human rights, I can only imagine how responsive the Egyptian government will be.
Okay, so you’ve escaped Darfur, traveling on foot, surviving off of the land in the driest place on earth. You make it into Egypt, but Egypt’s reputation is such that the best result you can hope for by staying there is to be sent back into Darfur. So you make your way to Israel, a nation whose current incarnation was founded in the ashes of genocide, and they not only send you back, but deliver you into the hands of Egyptian authorities.
Disgusting. Simply disgusting.