Minister of the Interior Eli Yishai said Wednesday that a group of 20 Eritrean citizens attempting to enter Israel will not be allowed in. One million Eritreans are seeking to enter Israel, he said, and not all can be allowed to enter.
The group has remained at the border fence for several days, and is refusing to return to Egypt. IDF soldiers have been providing the group with food and water.
Left-wing MKs have condemned the government for allowing the Eritreans to remain on the border, where, they say, they are at risk of starvation.