(JNS.org) Only 34 illegal
infiltrations into Israel were reported in the first half of 2013, a dramatic
decrease compared to the 9,570 during the same period in the previous year.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
spoke about the statistics on Monday, explaining that in June 2012 a new law
was put in place according to which every illegal migrant worker that entered
Israel would be detained. He attributed the significant drop to “the
comprehensive work done to deal with the infiltration phenomenon.”
“We are now working on returning the
infiltrators who are already here, and we will get results there as well,”
In June, Israel Hayom reported that the Israeli government had reached an
agreement with an unnamed African nation willing to absorb a portion of the
African migrants residing in Israel illegally, according to an affidavit
submitted to the High Court of Justice by the prime minister’s chief
representative on the matter.