Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced earlier this year that his government will address the issue of illegal entry by building a fence
along Israel's border with Egypt, and by working to create a defined immigration policy.
Many Israeli community leaders call to combat illegal entry. Residents of Arad have accused illegal migrants of terrorizing their community
, and earlier this year MK Yaakov Katz warned that migrants and foreign workers have “conquered”
parts of Tel Aviv.
In Eilat, Mayor Meir Yitzchak HaLevy used satire to address the situation, advertising a mock campaign
to hire illegal workers. He warned that illegal foreign workers now make up 15% of Eilat's population and have, he said, increased violence and crime by “incredible proportions.”