News Brief 9/1/2013, Elul 26, 5773
August: Zero Illegal Infiltrations Along Israel-Egypt Border
AAfter years of efforts to reduce illegal entry along the Egyptian border, Israel has managed to go one entire month without a single illegal entry from the Sinai Peninsula, officials report.
During all of August there were no cases of illegal entrants breaking through or otherwise getting past Israel’s new border fence.
Officials are now working to encourage illegal immigrants currently in Israel to return home voluntarily. Over the course of August 168 people returned voluntarily to Sudan and Eritrea.