Record Number of Infiltrators in December
This is a record number, it said.
Minister of Interior Eli Yishai said in response that the situation is "unbearable," according to Ma'ariv/NRG. He added: "Action needs to be taken to erect holding facilities in the infiltrators' countries of origin and to speed up negotiations with the African countries."
The minister, who is also the Shas party's chairman, stressed: "I spoke to the Prime Minister and asked to accelerate the negotiations vis-à-vis the African states with the purpose of returning all of the infiltrators, until the very last one, to their homelands – as soon as possible."