Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting that the phenomenon of infiltrators in Israel was "serious and threatens national security and the national identity. This problem started over seven years ago."
At the meeting which is being held on Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem to mark 45 years since the city's reunification during the Six day War, he warned that "there are 60,000 infiltrators in Israel. If we don't stop their entry we can easily reach 600,000." (Omri Efraim)