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  7/30/2012, Av 11, 5772

Ketzaleh: 250 Infiltrators in a Month is a Lot


Chairman Ya'akov Katz of the National Union party reacted, Monday, to the dramatic decline in the number of illegal aliens who have infiltrated Israel so far in July by criticizing the government for acting too late to recommendations he made as chairman of the Knesset Committee on the Problem of Foreign Workers and the Knesset Lobby for the Prevention of Illegal Immigration. Referring to the 248 infiltrators recorded in July, he said, "250 infiltrators a month is also a huge number. 3,000 infiltrators a year take whole neighborhoods in Pardes Katz, Arad, Ashdod and southern Tel Aviv from the hands of low-income families who are thrown into the street."

Referring to the government's budget balancing economic measures, he continued, "Infiltration from Africa is the biggest blow brought upon us by the Likud government headed by Netanyahu and it is because of that damage that Israeli taxpayers and the average citizen have to pay more tax on food and have to deal with severe economic measures."