Sano Uli with baby Sara Netanyahu
Photo: Noam Moskowitz

Foreign workers' kids pressure Sara Netanyahu

Children and parents demonstrate outside prime minister's residence, call on PM's wife to keep her promise to prevent deportation

Dozens of foreign workers' children joined their parents and the Israeli Children Association Tuesday to protest outside the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem and called on his wife Sara Netanyahu to keep her promise to help prevent the kids' deportation.


The protestors called: "Sara, stop the deportation of my family" and held signs which read: "Sara, you promised you would protect the children" and "Israel is my home".


They were demonstrating against the implementation of the government decision which will see children under the age of five or those who have yet to begin grade school deported. So far, at least four children were deported with their mothers.


Noam Shalit, whose own protest tent for the release of his son, captive soldier Gilad Shalit, is located nearby visited the demonstration and gave out candy to the children. "If a promise was made to these children, promises should be kept," he told Ynet.

Foreign workers' children protesting (Photo: Noam Moskowitz) 


"We came to protest in front of the prime minister's house because he is the only one with the power to stop the deportation," noted Rotem Ilan from the Israeli Children Association. "Sara Netanyahu has previously supported the children's cause and we hope she will continue to do so now, when the threat of deportation has become a reality.

Noam Shalit shows his support (Photo: Noam Moskowitz)


Baby Sara Netanyahu

"The state is punishing these children for a situation it has created. Instead of putting forward immigration legislation, they are persecuting innocent children."


Among the protestors was Sano Uli, a foreign worker from Nepal who has been in Israel for five years and until recently, worked as a geriatric nurse. Two and a half months ago she gave birth in Israel and named her daughter Sara Netanyahu in honor of the prime minister's wife.


"I love her very much because she helps children which is why I named my daughter after her," the new mother explained. "I'm asking 'big' Sara to help my girl, my little Sara and all the other children to stay in Israel. I'm alone here, and it's difficult and I need her help."



פרסום ראשון: 04.05.11, 22:32
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