100s protest plan to deport illegal residents‘ kids

05.03.2011                      29.Adar l, 5771

Tel Aviv:

100s protest plan to deport illegal residents' kids

During rally, Esther Aikpehae, featured in Oscar-winning film "Strangers No More," says she has "nowhere else to call home."

Several hundred people gathered in central Tel Aviv on Friday to protest government plans to deport hundreds of children of foreign workers and illegal residents of Israel.
Speaking at the rally in Tel Aviv’s Gan Meir park, famous Israeli actress Gila Almagor said “these 400 children are considered illegal, but they are Israeli children just like our children. They were born here, grew up here, and the don’t have any other country,” adding that they must be given permanent status in Israel….