A fence, but not a solution on the Israel-Egypt border

26.11.2011                      29.Cheschwan. 5772                      Toldot

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A fence, but not a solution on the Israel-Egypt border

The very expensive barrier going up along the Egyptian border has been heralded as the solution to the influx of African migrants. But some say this is not enough to deter Sinai's lucrative human trafficking industry.

The flood of media reports on the release of kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit neglected one detail: The day before the prisoner exchange went through, scores of African labor migrants that had been detained in the Saharonim prison in the Negev appeared on the streets of South Tel Aviv. In order to make room at Saharonim for Hamas prisoners awaiting release in exchange for Shalit, the security establishment had freed the migrants, who scattered around Israel.
It probably won't be long until Saharonim fills up again. It already has 80 new labor migrants who were caught on Highway 10, near the Israeli-Egyptian border, a week after Shalit's release. These kind of events occur daily, and are not reported in the media….