MKs Request Investigation of Infiltrator Marches
MKs Dr. Shimon Ohayon and David Rotem (Likud Beytenu) wrote a letter to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Tuesday morning, requesting that he investigate the groups involved in organizing the recent marches by illegal immigrants being held in the "Holot" facility in the Negev.
The detention facility was established to conform with a new law passed December 10, calling for the arrest of illegal immigrants for up to a year while their status is clarified.
Infiltrators left the Holot facility after only a few days to march in protest to Jerusalem, despite being given health benefits, education, accommodations, meals, and the right to leave the facility during the day.
In response, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said "we will enforce the law and we will deport them according to law."
However, another march was staged in Tel Aviv last Saturday, with the attendance of left-wing activists
In the letter, the two MKs wrote that "the infiltrators, who are expressly breaking the law, receive encouragement from organizations that focus on the infiltrator issue, and even from Knesset members from the left, allowing a blatant breach of the law."
"We ask you to investigate the involvement of bodies and organizations that are behind the illegal marches of the infiltrators," added Ohayon and Rotem.
Ohayon, who is a member on the Committee on the Problems of Foreign Workers, has noted that "more than 95% of those who crossed (Israel's) borders are illegal infiltrators. Only a few are asylum seekers, but the organizations present all of them as persecuted."
Regardless of the protest marches, statistics show that more infiltrators are voluntarily leaving Israel. 1,850 left the country amid tightening legislature in 2013, a figure four times the number in the previous year.