Israel Dismantles Tent City Set Up for Africans, Unused Due to Egypt Fence

Massive NIS 50 million Negev tent city was meant to house illegal African migrants; facility was never used.

The Defense Ministry has dismantled the tent city that had been built in the south near Ketziot to house illegal African migrants. The facility was built following a cabinet decision, and the tents were imported especially for the facility, but were never used as the construction of the fence along the border with Egypt halted the migrants’ entry.