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  1/29/2014, Shevat 28, 5774

MK Sa'ar: Dramatic Increase in Infiltrators Voluntarily Leaving


Minister of the Interior Gidon Sa'ar arrived this morning (Wednesday) to the Holot holding facility which opened last month in the south of the country to contain illegal infiltrators, engaging them in an open dialogue.

According to the numbers provided by the Ministry during the course of the tour, last month saw 773 illigal infiltrators leave Israel of their own volition and returning to their points of origin.

"The trend shows a dramatic increase in the number of infiltrators leaving Israel. This is a result of our clear policy and combined measures we have taken - such as the new Infiltrator Law, the opening of this facility, and the increase in the grant offered to those willing to leave," Sa'ar summed up.