Israel will soon set aside 440 million shekels ($123.5 million) to implement a new law drafted to deal with illegal infiltrators trying to get into Israel.
The proposal, which will be brought to the prime minister, the interior minister and public security minister on Sunday for approval, outlines the need for a facility to house thousands of illegal infiltrators and will be open during the day and closed at night. The construction of the facility will require cutting NIS 145 million ($40.7 million) and 559 positions from various ministries.
An additional NIS 100 million ($28 million) will be taken from the budget reserves. The state will take some of the funding from the Defense Ministry, which will be responsible for completing the construction of the facility near the Ketziot Prison in southern Israel, so that the Israel Prison Service can operate it.
The proposal also calls for appropriating NIS 73 million ($20.5 million) to the Public Security Ministry and creating 130 positions to improve personal security for residents living in areas with a high number of illegal infiltrators, with a special emphasis on police in southern Tel Aviv.