Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the start of the discussion:
"We have succeeded in blocking the entry of infiltrators from Africa to Israel. After having faced the threat of the entry of hundreds of thousands, this month, not one infiltrator entered Israel's cities. We have been achieving this result for several months and next month we will complete the construction of the fence along the border with Sinai. Now we are moving on to the second stage, that of repatriating the infiltrators who are already here.
I have appointed Hagai Hadas as my special representative. He is holding contacts with various African governments and our goal is to repatriate tens of thousands of infiltrators who are in Israel to their countries of origin.
Just as the blocking was possible, so too the repatriation is possible and we will achieve this goal."
For several months now, hundreds of infiltrators have been leaving here for their countries of origin and thousands will soon do so every month until the tens of thousands of people who are here illegally return to their countries of origin." Entry of infiltrators into Israel – 2012 January – 2,295 February – 1,503 March – 1,730 April – 1,083 May – 2,031 June – 928 July – 268 August – 199 September – 138 October – 49 November – 40 December – 36 All infiltrators who entered since June were sent directly to holding facilities and not to Israeli cities. -------------------------------------------- IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis Website: www.imra.org.il