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In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, a Sudanese refugee family sit on the ground surrounded by Israeli army soldiers after they crossed illegally from Egypt into Israel. The Israeli Cabinet voted unanimously Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, to finance a $160 million program designed to staunch the flow of illegal …

Netanyahu Says Wall Prevents ‘Flood’ of Illegal African Migrants

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said Israel’s 120 mile fence along the Egyptian border is preventing a “flood” of illegal African migrants from coming into the country, which is “worse” than terrorists in the Sinai peninsula.

African illegal migrants carry their belongings following their release from the Holot Detention Centre in Israel's Negev desert, on August 25, 2015. Israel began releasing hundreds of African migrants from the detention centre after a court order, but the asylum-seekers were barred from entering two cities. A recent court decision …

Israel Nears Mass Deportations of Illegal Infiltrators

The Knesset on Monday voted to extend tough restrictions on illegal migrants and shutter the Holot detention facilities in southern Israel in three months’ time, underlining the government’s commitment to planned mass deportations of African migrants to Rwanda and Uganda.