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Lawmaker: Shoot All Illegal Immigrants

During a tour of the Israel-Egypt border on Sunday, MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said that IDF forces should shoot at anyone that crosses into Israeli territory.

“Anyone that penetrates Israel’s border should be shot, a Swedish tourist, Sudanese from Eritrea, Eritreans from Sudan, Asians from Sinai. Whoever touches Israel’s border – shot,” said Eldad.

Eldad, along with other members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee toured the Israel-Egypt border on Sunday, and received a briefing from Southern Front commander Maj. Gen. Tal Russo on Israel Defense Forces activities in the sector.

Committee chairperson, Roni Bar-On (Kadima) pointed out that “the responsibility for policy concerning infiltrators lies with the state, not with the IDF. All along, the guidelines handed down to the IDF by the state have been unclear.” Bar-On commented on the border fence being built, calling the pace of the construction “impressive.” According to goals set by the Defense Ministry, completion of the 240 kilometer fence is expected by the end of 2012, if not sooner.

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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