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  6/11/2012, Sivan 21, 5772

Yishai: We Won't Absorb Refugees from Syria


Interior Minister Eli Yishai rejected reports, Monday, that Israel intends to take in refugees from fighting between government and opposition forces in Syria. Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, Yishai explained that despite the fact that it was a matter of asylum seekers fleeing massacres of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, "Israel cannot afford to flood the country with refugees and infiltrators."

Yishai added, "The Jewish people are sensitive to every refugee, but there is no end to this thing and we must preserve the Zionist enterprise and Israel's Jewish majority."