South TA residents concerned of upshot of High Court ruling

After court rules that detaining migrants for up to three years without trial is 'unconstitutional,' south TA residents say will carry lion's share of burden when some 2,000 migrants currently jailed are released

The High Court ruling that annulled the amendment to the Infiltration Prevention Law left its mark on south Tel Aviv neighborhoods, where residents expressed their disappointment. "Those in high places don't see what's going on here," said a market vendor at Hatikva Market.


Striking down the amendment in effect means that the State will no longer be legally allowed to detain migrants in detention centers for three years without trial. As a result, the cases of some 2,000 asylum seekers and infiltrators held in detention centers are to be reviewed for release.


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According to residents of south Tel Aviv, however, their neighborhoods are carrying the lion's share of the burden. "The thing is that you have south Tel Aviv and then you have the rest of the country. All the infiltrators come here," a resident said.


"Kids are afraid to leave the house," another added.


MK Regev in south TA (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
MK Regev in south TA (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


MK Miri Regev (Likud-Beiteinu) arrived at Hatikva Market to offer her support. "We've come to let the residents know that we are behind them. We respect the High Court's decision and intend to propose a bill that will protect the residents of south Tel Aviv."


She added that "We can't release all 2,000. Any decision to release them must be backed with a plan." She suggested that they be "scattered across the country. We need to figure out how it can be done."


Oved Hugi, who represented south TA neighborhoods in a Tuesday Knesset committee, accompanied Regev.



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