Members of the Border Police Northern Region's "Harish" company arrested 38 Palestinians in the Wadi Ara area over the weekend because they were staying in the country without permits.
Nine Israelis were also arrested on suspicion of providing accommodation and employing the illegal workers, as well as another suspect who allegedly transported the workers to and from the area.
The vehicle of the latter suspect was confiscated and impounded for a period of 30 days. Border Police sources said all the Palestinians were expelled from Israel on Sunday and returned to the Palestinian Authority area and that charges would be preferred against the Israeli suspects.
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