The Knesset passed a law meant to curb illegal migration from Africa early
Tuesday morning, despite opposition MKs attempted filibuster. Thirty MKs voted
in favor of the bill and 15 voted against.
The debate on the bill lasted
almost until 3 a.m.
The legislation allows for migrants to be held in an open
detention facility indefinitely and only certain migrants, such as those
suspected of breaking a law or the rules of the open facility, can be held in
closed detention and for a maximum of only one year.
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