National Union Chairman MK Ya'akov Katz (Ketzaleh) on Monday praised the government for adopting a plan to significantly cut down the number of illegal aliens in Israel. Speaking in the Knesset during a session on a no-confidence motion, Ketzaleh said that Israel would have saved itself a great deal of effort if the government had listened to him three years ago – when he proposed ideas very similar to those adopted this week by the government.
“The government adopted ideas that were being discussed in the subcommittee on illegal workers three years ago,” Ketzaleh said. The removal of illegal aliens was in the interest of all residents of Israel, he added. “First the Arabs and the contract workers were pushed aside for jobs, and then the residents of south Tel Aviv were chased out of their neighborhoods, with their homes given to the illegals,” he added.