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Israel Moves to Corral Illegal Entrants

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Posted on Nov 28, 2010
AP / Marc Israel Sellem

A bulldozer works at the site where Israel is building a detention camp for illegal immigrants.

Amid rhetoric that could be coming straight out of Arizona, the Israeli Cabinet has voted to build a facility in the desert to hold detained illegal migrants, who arrive mostly from Africa.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in support of the action, said the migrants carry “harsh implications for Israel’s character.” —JCL

Al-Jazeera English:

Israel’s cabinet has voted to build a facility to hold the thousands of illegal immigrants who arrive every year mainly from Africa.

The move is designed to provide a centre in the country’s southern Negev desert, close to the border with Egypt, where the basic needs of the migrants can be met, but they will not be allowed to work, Israeli officials said.

“There is a swelling wave threatening Israeli jobs, a wave of illegal migrants that we must stop because of the harsh implications for Israel’s character,” Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, told the cabinet before the vote on Sunday.

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By Robert, November 30, 2010 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment

By rico, suave, November 30 at 10:53 pm
Robert:

OK then, how does calling me a zionist troll add to the discussion?

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Just sit back & watch the thread!

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By rico, suave, November 30, 2010 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment

Robert:

OK then, how does calling me a zionist troll add to the discussion?

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By Robert, November 30, 2010 at 5:43 pm Link to this comment

By rico, suave, November 30 at 8:24 pm

Robert:

“I would add that “Suave” is more like a zionist troll.”

And I personally offended you how exactly?

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RicoSuave,

Not offended at all…just keep plugging away with that Israel/Zionism’s PR agent role.

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By fearnotruth, November 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm Link to this comment

Hamas is a creation of Israel and serves their booga booga purpose
well.

HEAR HEAR!

Hamas is a Creation of Mossad by Hassane Zerouky

Global Outlook, No 2, Summer 2002
http://www.globalresearch.ca  23 March 2004
The URL of this article is: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/ZER403A.html

(excerpt)

In 1984, Ahmed Yassin was arrested and condemned to twelve years in prison,
after the discovery of a hidden arms cache. But one year later, he was set free
and resumed his activities. And when the Intifada (‘uprising’) began, in October
1987, which took the Islamists by surprise, Sheik Yassin responded by creating
the Hamas (The Islamic Resistance Movement): “God is our beginning, the
prophet our model, the Koran our constitution”, proclaims article 7 of the
charter of the organization.

Ahmed Yassin was in prison when, the Oslo accords (Declaration of Principles
on Interim Self-Government) were signed in September 1993. The Hamas had
rejected Oslo outright. But at that time, 70% of Palestinians had condemned the
attacks on Israeli civilians. Yassin did everything in his power to undermine the
Oslo accords. Even prior to Prime Minister Rabin’s death, he had the support of
the Israeli government. The latter was very reluctant to implement the peace
agreement.

The Hamas then launched a carefully timed campaign of attacks against
civilians, one day before the meeting between Palestinian and Israeli
negotiators, regarding the formal recognition of Israel by the National
Palestinian Council. These events were largely instrumental in the formation of
a Right wing Israeli government following the May 1996 elections.

Quite unexpectedly, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered Sheik Ahmed Yassin to
be released from prison (“on humanitarian grounds”) where he was serving a
life sentence. Meanwhile, Netanyahu, together with President Bill Clinton, was
putting pressure on Arafat to control the Hamas. In fact, Netanyahu knew that
he could rely, once more, on the Islamists to sabotage the Oslo accords. Worse
still: after having expelled Yassin to Jordan, Prime Minister Netanyahu allowed
him to return to Gaza, where he was welcomed triumphantly as a hero in
October 1997.

Arafat was helpless in the face of these events. Moreover, because he had
supported Saddam Hussein during the1991 Gulf war, (while the Hamas had
cautiously abstained from taking sides), the Gulf states decided to cut off their
financing of the Palestinian Authority. Meanwhile, between February and April
1998, Sheik Ahmad Yassin was able to raise several hundred million dollars,
from those same countries. The the budget of The Hamas was said to be
greater than that of the Palestinian Authority. These new sources of funding
enabled the Islamists to effectively pursue their various charitable activities. It is
estimated that one Palestinian out of three is the recipient of financial aid from
the Hamas. And in this regard, Israel has done nothing to curb the inflow of
money into the occupied territories.

The Hamas had built its strength through its various acts of sabotage of the
peace process, in a way which was compatible with the interests of the Israeli
government. In turn, the latter sought in a number of ways, to prevent the
application of the Oslo accords. In other words, Hamas was fulfilling the
functions for which it was originally created: to prevent the creation of a
Palestinian State. And in this regard, Hamas and Ariel Sharon, see eye to eye;
they are exactly on the same wave length.

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By rico, suave, November 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment

Robert:

“I would add that “Suave” is more like a zionist troll.”

And I personally offended you how exactly?

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By Robert, November 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment

By PatrickHenry, November 30 at 12:32 pm


Capt Suave,

“Kinda hard on yourself with the troll nazi rhetoric, I find it paranoid in an odd sort of way.”

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PatricHenry,

I would add that “Suave” is more like a zionist troll. One of Avigdor Lieberman mission is to recruit PR agents for Israel’s racist’s policy & help improve Israel’s image in Europe & the US. 


“Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is on a kick to improve his country’s standing in Europe. His strategy? Develop a cadre of “allies” abroad who will serve as walking PR agents for Israeli policy.

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By PatrickHenry, November 30, 2010 at 7:32 am Link to this comment

Capt Suave,

Kinda hard on yourself with the troll nazi rhetoric, I find it paranoid in an odd sort of way.

The Somalis have no desire to go to Palestine as the Israelis have guarenteed that there is no money, no food or medicine there.  I doubt they could get in anyway as that border is sealed.

Hamas is a creation of Israel and serves their booga booga purpose well.

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By fearnotruth, November 30, 2010 at 2:50 am Link to this comment

This report, were it to circulate, might deter them:

http://www.countercurrents.org/king150410.htm

Israel’s Declining Sperm Quality Tied To Depleted Uranium Exposure

By Tim King

15 April, 2010
Salem-News.com

(TEL AVIV / SALEM) - Israel’s population is facing a dire threat: a drastic
depopulation, from the use of weapons that leave behind Depleted Uranium
(DU). Depleted Uranium leads to the word Omnicidal, as DU kills everything in
the food chain, everywhere the wind blows. Experts say the dramatic drop in
Israel’s sperm count could eliminate their ability to reproduce.

Research by an Israeli doctor shows a significant drop in sperm count level and
sperm motility among young Israeli soldiers in recent years. Sperm motility is
the ability of sperm to move properly toward an egg.

It is attributed to the inhalation of DU aerosolized nano-particles; the dirty
results of extra powerful weapons used by Israel and the U.S.

All of that military might as it turns out, could set the stage for a massive Israeli
act of population suicide.

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By rico, suave, November 29, 2010 at 11:22 pm Link to this comment

Pat:

You know, as soon as I punched “submit” I regretted it. I knew I’d get “Israeli settlers.” Doh!

But the thread is about extra-Mideastern illegals, ie Africans coming into Israel.

So, humor me. How would Hamas treat a bunch of Somali refugees popping up through tunnels into Gaza?

And, no. “You’re a troll/moron/zionist Nazi” is not an acceptable answer.

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By PatrickHenry, November 29, 2010 at 10:03 pm Link to this comment

Capt Suave,

1.  Land grabbing Israeli settlers.

2.  Should any of the Pals ‘shoot’ an illegal Israeli settler the collateral damage of the reprisal is typically overwhelming.

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By rico, suave, November 29, 2010 at 8:33 pm Link to this comment

Pat:

First of all, who would WANT to come to Palestine illegally?

And to answer your question directly- they’d shoot them.

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By PatrickHenry, November 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm Link to this comment

What do you think would happen if the Palestinians built a camp and rounded up illegals?

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By rico, suave, November 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm Link to this comment

berniem:

Yes.

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By berniem, November 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm Link to this comment

Today’s detention center is tomorrows concentration camp! Anyone doubt this?

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By sharonsj, November 29, 2010 at 11:39 am Link to this comment

Why focus on how Israel deals with illegals?  Why not an article on what Egypt, for example, does with those who illegally cross its borders?  Egypt shoots them, as opposed to Israel’s catching and detaining them.

I’m getting sick and tired of the constant demonizing of Israel while the Arab countries’ human rights records are never examined.

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By rico, suave, November 29, 2010 at 10:08 am Link to this comment

Cardinal:

Don’t confuse “anti-immigrant fervor” which there is a lot of, with “anti-hispanic culture” which I’m betting is almost non-existent. There is no official “anti-hispanic-culture policy” in Arizona. Are Phoenix politicians really disparaging the “culture”? Do you have an example? This is about immigration, not culture.

josh:

This isn’t about non-Jews living in Israel. There are hundreds of thousands of non-Jews living unmolested in Israel. It’s about illegal immigration.

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By Cardinal, November 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm Link to this comment
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Please know that there are those among us in Arizona who do not support the current state government policies. But that there is an-anti immigrant fervor is undeniable. For those of us who have lived here a long time,to live in Arizona through this period feels very unfamiliar. For those of us in southern Arizona, where hispanic culture is part of the landscape, the architecture, the food, the language, to listen to Phoenix politicians disrespect what we know and love is surreal. And stupid. This would not be Arizona without hispanic culture. For those of us of this mind, these policies are repulsive and shameful.

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By Nozferatu, November 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm Link to this comment

Who the hell would want to go to that miserable POS country….

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By josh, November 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm Link to this comment
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I am very disappointed in Israel’s decision to build a detention center.

What is the problem of non jews living in Israel?

Is’n the world about diversity?  Come on Israel get with it.

Show the rest of the world what you are all about.

Josh

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By Arabian Sinbad, November 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm Link to this comment

“And they plot and scheme, and God too is plotting and scheming, for He is the Best Plotter and Schemer.” (Qur’an 8:30)

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By grumpynyker, November 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm Link to this comment
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Almost choked on my oatmeal;a so-called group of Americanized/European fake semites setting up a detention camp for African immigrants coming there to do the grunt work the indigenous Palestinians were forcibly expelled from and the white invaders/occupiers are too got-danged lazy to do.  Earth is going to hell.

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