The Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee is scheduled to meet at noon, Tuesday, to discuss Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court to strike down legislation regulating treatment of illegal infiltrators because of provisions allowing them to be held in holding facilities for up to three years.
Committee Chairman Miri Regev reacted to the decision yesterday by calling it detached from what's happening in the field, adding that the ruling gave the judges' approval for infiltration. Referring to the difficult situation faced by legal residents of south Tel Aviv, she continued, "All the state's efforts directed against the increased flow of infiltrators into the country are superfluous in light of this decision. The Supreme Court justices exhibited great empathy for residents of south Tel Aviv in their judgment. The words came from the heart, but these are just pretty words that won't change the reality but only exacerbate it."