South Tel Aviv residents protest petition to overturn 'Infiltrators Law'
Hundreds of south Tel Aviv protested at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, as judges heard a petition to overturn the new "Infiltrators Law", which allows African migrants in Israel to be detained for up to one year.


An extended panel of nine judges heard the petition by human rights organizations calling for the new amendment to the law, which was passed in December, to be revoked.


The petition claims that the amendment makes treatment by the state worse for asylum seekers, as the facility to which they are sent is in essence a prison. (Omri Ephraim and Aviel Magnazi)