Netanyahu says African migrants 'real threat' to Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said African migrants constitute a “real threat” to the regime, the Anadolu news agency reported.
His remarks came one day after at least 140 Eritrean asylum seekers were injured in clashes in Tel Aviv on Saturday.
Netanyahu called for the deportation of illegal migrants involved in Saturday’s clashes in Tel Aviv.
The Israeli premier said he tasked a ministerial committee with taking "strong steps against rioters, including immediate deportation of those who took part."
Eritreans make up the majority of African asylum seekers in Israel, estimated at more than 30,000.