Knesset Advancing Bill to Detain Migrants Without Trial, Despite Legal Warnings

Knesset legal adviser says new amendment to anti-infiltration law may not withstand High Court challenge.

Despite warnings from its legal adviser that the proposal might not stand up in the High Court of Justice, the Knesset on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a amendment allowing detention without trial for up to a year for African asylum-seekers who entered Israel illegally.