Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar (Likud Beytenu) toured South Tel Aviv along with other officials. The historic neighborhood is home to many low-income Sephardic families who have complained in recent years of the massive influx of Eritrean and Sudanese migrant workers.
"Until recently, children could not go down the street. Today, personal security has improved," Sa'ar stated.
"You can see and hear the residents changing for the better... we understand the distress and suffering of Israeli citizens who live here in south Tel Aviv," he added, explaining that illegal infiltrators are leaving voluntarily in greater numbers.