Expulsion orders against illegal infiltrators revoked

All involuntary deportation plans and orders against illegal infiltrators cancelled. No plans to deport infiltrators to third country.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

demonstration of illegal infiltrators (archive)
demonstration of illegal infiltrators (archive)
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The State Attorney's Office submitted to the Supreme Court an update on the petitions against the expulsion of illegal infiltrators, according to which there is currently no plan for the removal of the infiltrators from Israel.

"At this stage there is no possibility of involuntary deportation to a third country," the statement read. It further noted that since last Wednesday "the hearings have been suspended in accordance with the deportation procedure, and accordingly, no further decisions regarding removal to a third country will be made at this time."

In addition, the deportation orders which had already been issued are canceled following the situation, according to the opinion of Deputy Attorney General Dina Silber and with the approval of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit.

The statement further added that infiltrators who completed the period of residence permits granted to them according to the date on which they were determined to leave for a third country - their permits will be renewed every 60 days, as was customary prior to the application of the removal procedure.

However, the voluntary deportations will continue, and when an infiltrator comes to renew his license, he will be offered the right to leave voluntarily for the purpose of arranging his departure for a third country. According to data from the Population Authority, 16 infiltrators have voluntarily left Israel in the last two and a half weeks.

In view of the change in the legal situation, the State Attorney's Office contends that the petition against the expulsion of the infiltrators is no longer relevant.