The planned detention facility in the Negev will accommodate 8,000
detainees, be surrounded by high fences, watch towers, and patrol roads,
Israel Radio reported Tuesday.
The facility will be divided into eight sections, with each section
holding 1,000 detainees, of which 100 are classified "special
population." The detention center will contain among other things,
engineering facilities, water reserves, and pumping stations.
Security officials told Israel Radio that the facility is not a prison,
but rather a holding place until the African migrants are returned home
or to other countries.
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