Israel deports Filipina worker who started a family

August 15, 2019
Rosemary Peretz and her Israeli-born son have been expelled following a court decision

Filipino children with Don’t Deport Me banners in protest in Tel Aviv on 6 August 2019

The National reports:

Israel has deported a migrant worker from the Philippines and her Israeli-born son after the pair failed their last court appeal.

Rosemary Peretz, 42, and her thirteen-year-old son, Rohan, were put on a plane to Hong Kong on Monday night under the supervision of a guard.  A Tel Aviv court rejected Ms Peretz’s final appeal on Sunday. Ms Peretz physically resisted an attempt to force her on the flight on Sunday night.

Ms Peretz was arrested on Tuesday for overstaying her visa, as a part of a recent campaign of arrests of over 100 foreign workers, mostly from the Philippines.

Last week, Israeli activists and migrant workers and their children protested in Tel Aviv against the deportations of Israeli-born children. Ms Peretz is the third family with young children detained in the recent sweeps. The other two families also have ongoing court cases against their deportation.

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