Tens of thousands of people from Africa live in Israel in a ‘legal limbo and at risk of being sent back to the hells from which they escaped,’ the newspaper highlights.
In this regard, it pointed out that for years the country has been ruled by governments dominated by anti-immigrant politicians.
However, any hope that the coalition executive, which took power last June, would mean the immigrants’ salvation was dissipated with the appointment of Ayelet Shaked as Interior Minister, due to his anti-immigrant hard line.
Shaked is number two in the far-right Yamina party, led by Prime Minister Naftalí Bennett.
Faced with a campaign apparently designed to make life in Israel as uncomfortable as possible for migrants, many no longer see the country as a place to flee, but as another place to escape, the newspaper stressed.
Yamina’s migration policy, shaped by Shaked, calls for ‘securing the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state for generations to come,’ the newspaper recalls.