AG talks to protesters about migrants

Weinstein tells protesters from south Tel Aviv camped outside his home 'you're not alone'

Several dozen south Tel Aviv residents held a protest outside the home of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein in Herzliya on Saturday and demanded that he act for the safety of Israeli citizens affected by the wave of crime involving migrants. Weinstein stepped out to talk to the protesters and told them, "You are not alone in this struggle."


The protesters demanded that tougher measures be put in place to fight infiltration into Israel and protested Weinstein's decision to release a Sudanese actor suspected of stealing a pair of bicycle.


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They held up signs that read "We are refugees in our own neighborhoods."

מדרום תל אביב לבית היועץ המשפטי לממשלה  (צילום: מוטי קמחי)

Protesters outside Weinstein's home


Shlomo Maslawi from the South Tel Aviv Executive Committee slammed the AG's decision. "We are here because several days ago you ordered the release of two infiltrators to our neighborhood," he said.


Weinstein told the protesters that the cases they mentioned were unique. "The government's policy is pretty clear, the Justice Ministry and attorney general support this policy. We must do things wisely and humanely."


He promised the demonstrators that he would come see them in south Tel Aviv to talk about the issue in further detail.


Earlier this month, Weinstein updated a procedure, which allows the prolonged arrest of asylum seekers and infiltrators from Sudan and Eritrea, even if they are suspected of relatively minor offenses, and without sufficient evidence to prosecute them.



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