Today, saturday the 4th at 20.00 at the corner of Ben Zion and King George street in Tel Aviv, there will be a demonstration against thepolicy, the cruel treatment and the activities of the new migration police and the Israeli government.
The new policy doesn't only entail incredible cruelty against one of Israel's weakest groups: refugees and labor migrants, victims of modernday slavery and trafficking but also those who help them!
According to the new law any Israeli citizen who helps a "illegal alien" in any way, faces up to 20 years in prison.
Thus the volunteers of the various NGO's who bring clothes and food to the shelters, provide Hebrew lessons, free legal and medical aid etc. have been defined as criminals by law, facing worse prison terms then e.g. rapists, thieves, bribers, you name it.
Hirschenzon, the previous minister of finance, who robbed several millions from the healthfund and non profit org he managed, was sent to prison for less than 10 years this week.
Yet those who volunteer in NGO's that extending assistance to "illegal aliens", may face 20 years for that activity.
This country is VERY VERY sick. It is OUR responsibility to change that. To heal. Please come to the demo today