1,000 in Demo to Deport Illegal Immigrants (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/23/12)
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Over 1,000 people took part Wednesday evening in a protest against
Israel´s growing illegal immigrant population. The protesters called
on the government to send the infiltrators back to their countries of
MK Danny Danon (Likud), who heads the Knesset Lobby to Prevent
Infiltration, addressed the protesters and said: "The terrible
situation that has formed here has only one solution and we need to
talk about it and we must not be ashamed: expel them now!"
"The state of Israel is at war with an enemy state that has formed
within Israel and has its capital in southern Tel Aviv," he stated.
Protesters who live in the working class neighborhoods that are
flooded by the illegal immigrants spoke of harassment and physical
attacks that have become a daily occurrence. Several cases of sexual
assaults against Jewish women have been reported in recent months.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reportedly placed pressure on
Attorney General and Government Legal Advisor Yehuda Weinstein to
issue a legal opinion regarding expulsion of the immigrants.
Weinstein spoke with the Foreign Ministry and the National Security
Council and is now convinced that the Sudanese immigrants can be
repatriated to South Sudan without placing them at risk. He then
issued an opinion that the authorities could begin large scale
arrests of the immigrants, followed by repatriation.
The State Attorney´s Office announced Wednesday that it would soon
ask the courts to remove a temporary order preventing the
incarceration or repatriation of immigrants from South Sudan.
The Foreign Ministry has established that infiltrators can be
repatriated after individual checks establish that the person being
expelled is not at risk in South Sudan.
Late last year, Netanyahu said he planned to travel to Africa in 2012
to arrange for the return of illegal immigrants to their countries of
origin. He has described the inundating tide of illegal immigration
to Israel as "a national calamity" and an "existential threat."
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/23/12)
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