Interior Ministry registered a significant increase in the number of illegal
African migrants entering Israel was in January, noting that
2,295 people crossed the Egyptian - Israeli border.
The migrants were made up of 1,805 men, 429 women
and 61 children. The Interior Ministry said the number was much higher
than the number of migrants who entered in January last year.
The Population and Immigration Authority, which is a part of the
Interior Ministry, said the number of illegal migrants is "growing every
Some observers believe the growth is
due to a realization among migrants that a border fence being
constructed by Israel along the southern border will soon be complete.