Israel citizens protest illegal immigration in Tel Aviv last December. Photo fromHaaretz.
Israel is close to signing a deal with several African countries who will accept tens of thousands of African migrants currently residing in Israel in exchange for a benefits package including security, economic and agricultural aid.According to a senior official, the security aid will include Israeli arms and military knowledge and training.…According to data presented on Monday to the government, it appears that on the first half of 2013 only 34 migrants crossed the Egyptian border into Israel. “The fence we’ve built is highly significant in buffeting the infiltration into Israel,” Netanyahu said.But some related the drastic fall in the number of new migrants to the restrictions on employing migrants, including the limitation on migrants’ sending money home.
Last year Israel announced plans to deport 60,000 illegal aliens from Africa.