(photo credit: NOAM MOSKOVICH)
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Wednesday took down a video she posted on her Facebook page which she originally thought was footage of African migrants committing acts of violence in south Tel Aviv.
The Bayit Yehudi minister posted the video as part of her criticism of the High Court of Justice decision on Wednesday to water down the so-called "Infiltrators Law" by reducing the period of time in which the state can hold an undocumented alien in detention from 20 months to 12 months.
The decision touched off a storm of criticism, particularly from right-wing circles as well as south Tel Aviv residents who are angry over the influx of African migrants in their neighborhoods.
The video on Shaked's Facebook page turned out to be footage of rioting in Turkey, not in Tel Aviv.
Shaked told Army Radio that she realized the error and deleted the posting, only to replace it with another clip from YouTube purportedly showing a violent altercation between migrants and locals in south Tel Aviv.
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The justice minister was criticized on Wednesday by legal experts who accused her of exerting her influence to affect the High Court decision.
Just hours before the court rendered its decision, Shaked wrote on Facebook: "If the law is struck down a third time, this would render south Tel Aviv as the official detention center for infiltrators."