For the sixth time in a row, Israel ranked in the top category on the US' list of countries fighting human trafficking.
The report has been published annually since 2001, and divides 187 countries into three groups, according to how active they are in fighting the issue. All of the countries meet the minimum requirements for consideration as countries which fight human trafficking.
For over a decade, Israel's ranking held fast in the second group, until the country made moved into the first group in 2012. Since then, Israel has retained its ranking as a top country.
According to the report, Israel fights human trafficking in three main ways: Prevention, enforcement, and protecting the victims.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) said, "The report classifies Israel as one of the best countries, and that's good news for the State of Israel. We are working to eradicate the cruel practice of human trafficking."
"The Justice Ministry is leading the government's fight, and we have a special unit for it. We will continue to work in order to ensure that the modern world ends slavery forever."
Justice Ministry Director General Emi Palmor, who heads the committee to fight human trafficking as well as the team fighting prostitution, said, "The fact that we are keeping our place as a first-rate country in the fight against human trafficking means that the various government offices are working together successfully."
"The fact that all government offices are working together means we can use all of our resources to develop an effective national plan to fight human trafficking."