Yishai: We´ll Fine Any Mayor Who Employs Infiltrators (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 05/25/12)
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Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced on Thursday that he will
impose fines on any mayors who employ immigrants from Africa.
Yishai announced that he plans to distribute a letter next week, in
which he will demand that all mayors end, within 30 days, the
employment of all African immigrants, or else they will be fined.
Speaking in an interview on Channel 2 News, Yishai said, “Any local
authority that will employ infiltrators - we will act directly
against the head of that local authority. Let them employ Israelis
instead. Infiltrators belong in the same country from which they
At the same time, Yishai condemned the conduct of some Knesset
members, particularly during Wednesday evening’s rally in south Tel
Aviv, saying, “The fight against infiltration would have been much
better managed without the unnecessary fervor of politicians in
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rebuked those
MKs who took part in the rally, saying, “I want to make it clear that
there is no place for the statements or actions that we saw last
night. I say this both to public officials as well as to the
residents of southern Tel Aviv, whose pain I understand.”
On Wednesday, more than 1,000 people calling for immigration laws to
be enforced demonstrated at the corner of Irgun and Haganah in the
southern Tel Aviv neighborhood of Hatikva.
During the rally, MK Danny Danon – who chairs the Knesset committee
tasked with preventing illegal immigration to Israel – declared to
demonstrators, "The state of Israel is at war with an enemy state
that has formed within Israel and has its capital in southern Tel
MK Miri Regev told those in attendance that “we will not allow”
illegal immigration to “spread like a cancer in our society.”
After the rally some protesters smashed windows, lit garbage cans on
fire, and damaged a car that had three illegal aliens in it. No one
was hurt in the incident. On Thursday police arrested 12 people on
suspicion of attacking the vehicle, and running riot.
Netanyahu also vowed on Thursday to begin enforcing Israel’s
immigration laws and deporting illegal aliens “soon.”
"The problem of the illegal aliens must be solved and we will solve
it," Netanyahu said. "We will complete construction of the fence
within a few months and we will soon begin repatriating illegal
aliens back to their countries of origin."
Like Netanyahu, Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin called on lawmakers
to "guard their words" and avoid statements on emotionally charged
social issues that could inflame passions.
Journalist turned politician Yair Lapid, who chairs the Yesh Atid
party, also addressed the issue of his Facebook page on Thursday,
saying, “I support the detention and deportation of illegal
infiltrators, completing the border fence and preventing their entry,
and I think that the human rights organizations need to think first
about the rights of our local residents..
Lapid, added, however, “When I see a pogrom in the State of Israel,
led by loud agitators such as MKs Danon, Regev and Ben-Ari, I wonder
where these people have the audacity to call themselves Jews? Regev,
Danon and Ben-Ari, along with the group that hit infiltrators on the
streets of Tel Aviv, do not understand Jewish ethics, the Jewish
collective memory, or the meaning of Jewish existence.”
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/25/12)
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