With 1,000 Africans Still in Jail, State Vows to Carry Out Court-ordered Release

Knesset poised to okay bill to detain illegal migrants for year without trial, and to regulate the use of a new detention facility in the south.

The High Court of Justice refused a request to find the state in contempt of court Monday, even though the government does not appear to be on track to meet its December 15 deadline to release the hundreds of illegal African migrants who have been held without trial and are not accused of any other crimes.