Netanyahu visits southern Tel Aviv for surprise visit amid debate regarding illegal migrants

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in southern Tel Aviv unannounced yesterday evening in order to objectively see what is going on in the area highly populated by illegal migrants.
Netanyahu in southern Tel Aviv Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited southern Tel Aviv last week and spoke to the residents about the situation in the neighborhoods, he returned to the area along with Israeli Interior Minister Arie Deri for a surprise visit on Sunday evening. Netanyahu claimed that he decided to head back to southern Tel Aviv unannounced so that he could objectively see what is going on in the neighborhoods without being accompanied by local officials and activists.   

Netanyahu visited the same places he toured last week- Neve Sha'anan, Lewinsky Garden and Hatikva Quarter. During last week's visit, Netanyahu told the residents of the area: "We are here on a mission- to return southern Tel Aviv to Israel's citizens."

"It is the State of Israel's right to protect its borders and expel illegal migrants," Netanyahu said.

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