MK: Only Bullets will Stop Infiltrators (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 06/03/12)
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Members of the Knesset´s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee toured
the fence being built along Israel´s border with Egypt. The fence is
meant to keep away terrorists as well as infiltrators from Eritrea,
Sudan and elsewhere in Africa who seek a better life in Israel.
MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) was not impressed with the new
barrier, and said he opposed its construction. "This fence can´t stop
anything," he said Sunday. "Not infiltrators and not terror."
MK Eldad explained that as long as the government does not give the
IDF instructions to shoot the infiltrators, they will continue
pouring into Israel in large numbers. "This huge engineering project,
impressive as it may be, will not succeed in blocking the
infiltrators if the IDF does not receive written instructions from
the political tier signed by the Legal Advisor to the Government,
that anyone trying to cross the fence will be shot," he said.
"If a person walks crosses the African continent by foot, a 5-meter
high fence will not stop him," Eldad elaborated. "They will cross it,
unless the IDF shoots them, but I do not see the state of Israel
giving such an instruction."
The unchecked influx of thousands of work-seekers from the African
continent every month has changed demographics and caused a spike in
violence and other crime in Eilat, Arad and working class
neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. This has recently resulted in
demonstrations demanding that the government take action to control
Israel´s southern border.
The IDF is loathe to shoot infiltrators, and the state has not yet
completed temporary internment camps currently being built to hold
them. Those who make it past the border are placed on buses to Tel
Aviv. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/03/12)
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