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News Brief

  11/17/2013, Kislev 14, 5774

Government to Vote on Amendment to Infiltrator Law


The Knesset is scheduled to vote this morning (Sunday) on a proposed amendment to the Infiltrator's Law, which would reduce the amount of time illegal infiltrators could be incarcerated, from three years to one year, following the Supreme Court's rejection of previously proposed amendments.

According to the amendment, which was presented by Minister of the Interior MK Gidon Saar, enforcement personnel would have a specific period of time that the infiltrators could be held in a "closed facility".  In accordance with the previous law, infiltrators could be held without trial. The amendment also suggests that a center for immigrants be opened with daytime access, but which would be closed during the evenings. 

According to the amendment, the center would attend to the daily physical needs of the infiltrators, including food, lodging and basic health care.