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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's plan for dealing with illegal infiltrators from Africa who enter Israel from Egypt will be submitted
for cabinet approval on Sunday, the PMO said in a statement released on
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The cost of the plan is NIS 630 million. This is in
addition to the NIS 1.5 billion that has already been invested. In
order not to break the budgetary framework, all ministries will be asked
to allocate two percent of their budgets, the PMO stated.
An additional NIS 280 million will be allocated to complete the fence on
the Egyptian border, which the government anticipates will be completed
within a year's time. A 70-kilometer section of the fence has already
been completed. The fence is expected to be 240 kilometers in length
when completed, stretching from the Kerem Shalom crossing in the west to
the Taba crossing in the east.
NIS 250 million will be allocated for a new detention center in the
South. An additional NIS 100 million will be allocated to operate and
maintain the center.
Netanyahu said of the infiltrator problem, "Israel is a small country. We
cannot allow ourselves to be flooded by illegal work infiltrators. This
threatens our society, our economy and our security. Therefore, we
must expedite our dealing with the problem."