As long as infiltrators assume that once through, they become untouchable and able to stay, they will keep coming.
Sudanese detained after crossing southern border Photo: Yonathan Weitzman / Reuters
While numerous pontificators and self-styled social commentators bewail the
proliferation of violent crime in our cities, few make mention of where most of
the increase comes from. It may be politically incorrect to note, but many of
the violent crimes in the Tel Aviv area, for example, are perpetrated by
Reports of spine-chilling attacks in Tel Aviv followed hot on
each other’s heels over the past two weeks. All were committed by foreign
The biggest headlines were made, understandably, by the
sadistic rape and battery of the teenage couple in the Gan Ha’ir car park, where
the suspect is a Nablus-area Arab who crossed the Green Line
That lurid incident eclipsed many others, not least because
other assaults, horrific though they were, occurred in slum neighborhoods far
from the fashionable northerly urban digs. Stabbings, muggings, robberies and
rapes are so rampant there that most go uncovered by the press. Much of south
Tel Aviv is under a veritable reign of terror imposed by African illegals who
entered the country via Sinai.
On Wednesday, Omut Adduk, 20, who
identified himself as Sudanese, was indicted in the Tel Aviv District Court for
breaking into a Hatikva quarter apartment last month, stealing NIS 250 and then
raping the woman he found sleeping there. The prosecutor summed up what many
feel: “Women can no longer feel safe even inside their homes.”
earlier, six Africans, who identified themselves as Sudanese and Eritreans, were
surprised by a police patrol at a parking lot on Tel Aviv’s Hasharon Street,
near the old central bus station. They surrounded a disrobed, beaten, struggling
and screaming 19-year-old Israeli woman. One of the men was apprehended raping
her. Four attackers were detained. Two escaped.
This was the second such
incident in that immediate vicinity within a week.
There are conspicuous
inclinations to sweep both such crimes and the identity of the criminals under
Sub-Saharan infiltrators have long enjoyed profuse sympathy from
media movers-and-shakers as well as from trendy pro-African lobbies. These have
essentially banned from our public discourse terms such as “infiltrators,”
“illegals” and “economic migrants.”
They prefer to sugarcoat diverse
Africans as “refugees” and refer to them, as “Sudanese,” though many hail from
as far away as Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal and the Ivory
Vociferous “refugee-advocates” vehemently oppose the illegals’
deportation, claiming unrest in their home countries. However, the time has come
for all concerned Israelis to ask whether our tiny, beleaguered state should be
expected to take on the problems of the entire African continent – east and
west. Can our vulnerable Jewish state, already facing existential demographic
challenges, afford the interminable influx from the south? Fence-construction
along the Egyptian border has so far only shifted entry points and not stemmed
the flow (exceeding, by ultra-conservative estimates, 1,000 infiltrators a
month). In several instances the brand new barrier has already been breached. It
is time to own up – nothing will work if no mass deportations are
As long as infiltrators assume that once through, they become
untouchable and able to stay, they will keep coming.
were just warned that climate change and desertification may impel many more
Africans to seek better lives elsewhere. Exceptionally liberal Israel, on
Africa’s doorstep, is sure to become an even more powerful migrant-magnet that
it already is. Just as Europe tries – even if belatedly – to bolt its gates,
Israel still refuses to face the daily reality created in our cities by lax
mind-sets and ideology-driven denial.
To be sure, this is hardly an
exclusively Tel Avivian danger, though the city perforce generates more
Infiltrators have taken over much of Eilat and Arad. They
abound in Ashdod, Ashkelon and even Bnei Brak. They have begun appearing in the
Sharon region too.
Tel Aviv intends to field its own municipal patrols
and to crisscross its streets with surveillance cameras. Yet such local
initiatives, well-intentioned and welcome as they may be, are hardly likely to
make a dent in what incontrovertibly looms as a peril of national proportions.