After receiving a tip from ‘a foreign agency’, Germany’s Special Deployment Commando Police unit arrested a Syrian who illegally entered the country with a fake passport, for plotting to attack Israeli targets with a chemical weapon.
By David Rosenberg
A Syrian national recently arrested in Germany was part of an apparent plot to attack Israeli targets with chemical weapons, the German Bild newspaper reported.
Last Thursday, Germany’s special police unit, the SEK, arrested a 21-year-old Syrian man in Berlin. At the time, police said the suspect was wanted in connection with an April 14th assault in the German capital.
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German Police making an arrest.
Israel’s completed border fence successfully prevented migrants from entering Israel illegally in 2017, while gov’t data shows 4,012 illegal ‘residents’ left voluntarily.
• Cabinet to discuss the closing of the Negev’s Holot detention center, leaving held illegal migrants with two options: indefinite detention elsewhere or voluntary departure.
By Itsik Saban and Yori Yalon
Not one migrant entered Israel illegally in 2017, according to figures from the Border Crossings, Population and Immigration Administration. The figures mark a turning point in the fight against illegal immigration in the country.
According to the administration’s figures, 4,012 illegal residents – 3,332 of them citizens of African countries – voluntarily left Israel in 2017. Continue Reading »
With the new agreements PM Netanyahu received from African leaders he met in the US, a past High Court ruling that restricted state policy on holding, deporting illegal migrants is no longer applicable, so migrants can now be deported to Africa from Israel forcibly.
By Akiva Bigman
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a series of diplomatic agreements that will allow the state to circumvent a recent High Court of Justice ruling and allow for the continued deportation of illegal infiltrators, Israel Hayom has learned.
Netanyahu took advantage of his recent trip to New York, where he delivered an address to the U.N. Continue Reading »
A nationalistic group reports that between 2012-2017, European governments and UN agencies funneled about $13 million to assorted left-wing Israeli groups helping illegal migrants.
• The left-wing, New Israel Fund: Figures ‘distorted.’
By Yair Altman
Between 2012 and 2017, European governments and U.N. agencies gave a total of $13 million in aid to Israeli organizations helping illegal aliens, a new report by the right-wing organization Im Tirtzu revealed Sunday.
Since the Egyptian-Israel border fence was extended in height from 5m to 8m high, illegal migrants have no longer entered Israel. – Photo: Israel Defense Ministry.
As Europe deals with the worst wave of immigration ever known to the continent, EU-affiliated institutes rank first with the most aid given to these organizations, which over the past four years came to $4.7 million, followed by U.N.-affiliated Continue Reading »
Since the Swiss Federal court ruled that no visible impediment exists in the forcible deportation of migrants back to Eritrea, the Israeli Immigration Policy Center said, ‘The time has come for the Israeli gov’t to begin implementing a policy based on the European courts’ decisions.’
By Shimon Cohen
In a ruling issued by the Swiss Federal Court, it was determined that there is no legal impediment to forcibly deporting an Eritrean immigrant who has been denied asylum. The immigrant, a married woman in her early thirties, filed a request for asylum in Switzerland after she claimed to have deserted military service at the age of 29. Continue Reading »
According to an AP report, the Sudanese embassy is in contact with Egyptian authorities regarding status of 70 Sudanese nationals being detained in a Cairo prison after illegally entering the Sinai.
Egyptian authorities arrested some 70 Sudanese nationals as they attempted to enter Israel, Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ghareeb Allah Khidi said Saturday in a report on the SUNA news agency, according to the Associated Press.
The border fence along Israel’s border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort town of Eilat. – Photo: AFP
The Sudanese embassy was maintaining contact with Egyptian security authorities to follow up on the status and treatment of the Sudanese nationals, who had been detained in a Cairo prison, the spokesman said, according to the report. Continue Reading »
For Turkey to stem its mass transport of Muslim migrants to Europe, the EU as agreed to provide more visas for Turks entering European countries, pay Ankara a whopping €3 Billion, and to reopen talks on Turkey’s membership into the EU.
• French president: Money to be paid out gradually as conditions are met.
By Eli Leon, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Even as it is trying — and currently failing — to placate Russia and alleviate tensions over the plane it shot down last week, Turkey secured itself a handsome victory in a different arena on Sunday, persuading the European Union to give it $3.2 billion and other benefits in exchange for stemming the flow of Muslim migrants threatening to flood the continent. Continue Reading »
A former French minister Patrick Devedjian quickly tried to back-step after stirring up controversy when he sarcastically said Germany left his country with Arabs.
By Ben Ariel, Canada
A former French minister stirred up controversy on Friday after saying Germany “took our Jews and gave us Arabs”.
The comments by Patrick Devedjian came as France began taking some of the thousands of refugees arriving in Germany and were taken sensitively in light of the refugee crisis in Europe.
Riots broke out when unregistered refugees tried to leave Lesbos on board a ferry – EPA
Devedjian, who served in the governments of presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, made the remark at a press conference, but quickly tried to backtrack on social media, according to the AFP news agency. Continue Reading »
London based Asharq al-Awsat daily reported that on August 1, 15 migrants from Eritrea & Sudan were shot at by Egyptian troops during their attempted illegal entry into Israel through Egyptian territory.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Egypt permitted an Israeli army patrol to cross into the Sinai Peninsula and evacuate African refugees who were shot by Egyptian troops as they were trying to scale the wall along the border, the Arab-language daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday.
IDF soldiers standing guard over African migrants on the Egypt-Israel border. – Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz
According to the London-based newspaper, the incident occurred on August 1, when a group of 15 migrants from Sudan and Eritrea sought to illegally enter Israel through Egyptian territory. Continue Reading »
The Jewish State’s fortified fence along Egypt’s border to be expanded as gov’t fears armed militants and/or illegal immigrants may exploit the porous border.
By Reuters, Itamar Eichner
>Israel’s security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
The security fence bordering Egypt seen in 2012 – Photo: Roee Idan
Jordan and Israel closely coordinate security for their 240 km (150 mile)-long border as well as for the strategic 95 km (60 mile)-long Jordan Valley within the West Bank.
But the Netanyahu government worries that African immigrants and armed jihadi infiltrators might try to reach Israel via Jordan after the Egyptian Sinai border was fenced off with a 5 meter (16 foot)-high razor-wire barrier in 2013. Continue Reading »
UN blasts Israel’s policy towards the illegal infiltrators, complaining that they shouldn’t be detained & their refugee requests need to be considered.
By Elad Benari
The United Nations on Sunday night criticized Israel’s policy towards illegal immigrants, as thousands of them protested in Tel Aviv, demanding that Israel recognize them as refugees and grant them asylum.
The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) released a statement in which it accused Israel of “sowing fear and chaos” among the illegal aliens who, it said, should be referred to as “asylum seekers” and not “infiltrators”.
“We demand that the government examine the asylum requests of the foreigners, and stop the large-scale arrests in south Tel Aviv,” said the UN agency, adding that while it supported the holding facility for infiltrators in southern Israel, it was not acceptable in its present form as the agency deemed it to be a long-term detention center. Continue Reading »
Hundreds of asylum seekers, out of an estimated 49,000 migrants from Sudan or Eritrea who are illegally living in Israel, have been detained or ordered to report to a detention center over the past 2 weeks.
Tens of thousands of African migrants held a protest in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Sunday morning, against efforts to round them up and send them to a detention center.
African migrants hold a sign during a protest at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv January 5, 2014. – Photo: Reuters
“Yes to freedom, no to jail,” protesters chanted at the Tel Aviv rally, which also included several dozen Israelis. Continue Reading »
520 new municipal police jobs to be established, including a new Police unit for illegal migrant crime in south Tel Aviv.
Public Security Ministry: Municipal police forces have led to a decrease in crime & a greater sense of personal safety.
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The Finance Ministry announced Wednesday that a new municipal police unit of 50 inspectors and 50 police officers will be established to focus on illegal migrant crime in south Tel Aviv.
llegal migrants in south Tel Aviv, where a new police unit will fight crime – Photo: Yehoshua Yosef
The unit will be established as part of a new security budget allotment by the Finance Ministry.