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December 10, 2013 1:33 pm

Knesset Revises ‘Infiltrator Law,’ Defying High Court

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Times of Israel – The Knesset passed late Monday night a new version of the so-called “Infiltrator Law,” which allows for the detention of illegal African migrants for up to one year, and additionally provides for the detention of such individuals in what is termed an “open” facility.

The previous version of the law, which provided for detaining “infiltrators” for up to three years, was struck down as unconstitutional by the High Court of Justice in September.

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