Member of Knesset Othniel Schneller (Kadima Party) called to deport foreigners and migrant workers who have jumped the border into Israel. His comments came in responded to media reports of a migrant worker attacking and robbing Israeli civilians. Schneller said the incident "proves the strategic role of the Egyptian border fence." He said the new fence would help prevent "terrorism, crime, drugs and prostitution."
MK Schneler also said that an influx of non-Jewish foreigners would not be fair to a country founded as a homeland for the Jewish people.