PM NETANYAHU DEFIANT: We’ll not allow Israel ‘to be submerged by a wave of illegal migrants, terrorist activists’
Syrian refugees need not look to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for help as he seems to be the only world leader with an actual perspective on what’s happening.
At a weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu said he wouldn’t allow Israel “to be submerged by a wave of illegal migrants and terrorist activists.”
The Israeli prime minister said he felt for the true migrants fleeing violence and death but his country simply cannot and won’t allow the migrants within its borders, Yahoo News reported.
“Israel is not indifferent to the human tragedy of Syrian and African refugees… but Israel is a small country — very small — without demographic or geographic depth. That is why we must control our borders,” he said.
The man Netanyahu defeated in this year’s election to retain his position as prime minister, Isaac Herzog, joined Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in demanding Israel take in the Muslim refugees.