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        1/5/2014, Shevat 4, 5774

      15,000 Asylum Seekers Rally in Tel Aviv

      Some 15,000 African infiltrators seeking asylum in Israel are demonstrating and waving signs captioned 'freedom' in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, demanding the government stop relating to them as criminals and honor international law to grant them citizenship and rights, "We have no where else to go. The risk of returning home is too great. Israel should stop rounding us up and jailing us by the hundreds, and give us the treatment we deserve," said a demonstrator.

      Former Interior Minister MK Eli Yishai urged the authorities to deal with the infiltrators with all of the severity of the law, stressing the demographic and economic risk they pose.