Israeli Justice Minister criticized Supreme Court migrant decision

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked continued to criticize the Supreme Court’s decision regarding illegal African migrants.
Migrants in Israel Photo Credit: Dorit Yurdan Dotan/Channel 2 News

Today (Tuesday), Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked spoke at the conference for the Israel Bar Association and responded to the Supreme Court’s decision against deporting migrants without consent.

“The question of a Jewish majority is irrelevant,” Shaked said. “It is irrelevant when we’re discussing African migrants who settled in south Tel Aviv and established a city within a city, while pushing away the residents of the neighborhoods. The response of the judicial system in Israel is the disqualification of the law that seeks to deal with the phenomenon.”

Asylum seekers protest Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Shaked added that the system of individual rights is almost sacred to her but not when entirely out of context. “Zionism will no longer bow its head to the system of individual rights that are universally interpreted,” she continued. “In a way that cuts it off from the history of the Knesset and from the history of legislation that we all know.”

Yesterday, Shaked stated that she intends to work together with Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on an amendment that will allow for deportation without the migrants’ consent.

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