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        1/2/2012, Tevet 7, 5772

      Ketzaleh: Economic Infiltrators Threaten Housing Market


      Former chairman Ya'akov Katz of the Knesset Committee on the Problem of Foreign Workers said, Monday, that economic infiltrators played a part in the high cost of housing. He said that every year, at least 4,000 predominantly poor and single-parent Israeli households in Tel Aviv, Eilat, Ashdod and Pardes Katz turn over their dwellings to infiltrators who band together to pay more than the Israelis can.

      The National Union party chairman added, "If a detention facility is small and only suitable for new entrants, selective enforcement on employers [of the infiltrators] will not be possible."