Member of Knesset Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism) said, Wednesday, that the problem of illegal infiltrators into Israel was one that could turn into a demographic problem in various areas around the country. Speaking during a Knesset debate on violence by infiltrators in southern Tel Aviv, he said his remarks did not reflect study of Jewish law on the matter but allowing for the possibility that Sudanese faced danger in their own country, their presence in Tel Aviv was causing serious problems.
Rabbi Porush noted reports that some of the Sudanese were linked to elements that were hostile to the state, citing appraisals by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and former defense minister Shaul Mofaz that the Sudanese could pose a security risk. Adding that this could apply to other nationalities as well, Porush said that business as usual was unthinkable in light of the violence and that something must be done, specifically returning the infiltrators to their homelands without delay and, until their deportation, to put them in the holding facilities that were built for them. He concluded by asking Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, "Don't prevent this."