Yishai: Over 20,000 migrants' children in Israel illegally

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 20, 2010 13:43

The number of illegal migrants' children living in Israel in violation of immigration laws is in the tens of thousands, not hundreds as is commonly perceived, Interior Minister Eli Yishai told Israel Radio on Friday.

The number of children illegally residing in Israel exceeds 20,000, Yishai's office said in a statement released after the interview. Six thousand of the children are between the ages of one and five and 14,000 are between the ages of six and seventeen.


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