Residential units for 20,000-25,000 migrants will be completed by the
end of the year in several installations, and will be handed over to the
control of the Israel Prison Service (IPS) and the Interior Ministry, a
defense ministry statement said on Thursday.
The statement said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave the
defense ministry the job of establishing large-scale living
installations, to be run by the IPS, because of its experience in
completing major national projects on an emergent basis.
The program was presented to the prime minister Thursday afternoon. The
plan is to include five main locations for the 20,000-25,000 migrants.
The immediate goal of the program is to start processing all new
migrants who cross the border illegally to the new installations as
early as next week.