Commenting on the situation in south Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu said Thursday afternoon that the border fence with Egypt will be completed in a
number of months, and that Israel would soon begin deporting the illegal
Speaking about fiery speeches made by members of Knesset late Wednesday at a protest against illegal infiltrators, Netanyahu said that "there is no room for the types of
comments and actions that we saw last night. I say these things to the
general public and to the residents of south Tel Aviv whose pain we
understand: We will solve this problem in a responsible manner."
On Wednesday, protesters gathered across the country to protest the growing influx
of African infiltrators in Israel. Over 1,000 people attended the demonstration in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood,
holding signs calling for the deportation of the migrants, one of which
read “Bibi [Netanyahu] decide – Sudan or Israel.” Similar
demonstrations were held in Eilat, Bnei Brak, Sderot, Ashdod and
Police arrested a total of 17 people during the protest for rioting, attempted assault, possession of knives and looting store fronts.