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.

The Israeli flag flutters as settlers one in a prayer shawls or Talit bunker down on the roof of one of the nine houses marked for destruction in the Amona settlement in the West Bank, northeast of the town of Ramallah, 31 January 2006.

Israeli Lawmakers Approve First New West Bank Settlement in Decades

Senior lawmakers voted unanimously Thursday to establish a new West Bank settlement for families evicted from the razed Amona outpost, the first new Jewish town in the territory since the 1993 Oslo Accords, amid intense negotiations with the US over settlement building.