Israel's High Court to hear petition against law allowing prolonged detention of 'infiltrators'
Human rights groups seek annulment of amendment allowing illegal migrants to be detained three years, passed by the Knesset in January 2012 and came into force last June; there are currently approximately 2,000 African migrants in detention facilities.
An expanded bench of Israel's High Court of Justice will hear a petition Sunday by human rights groups against an amendment to a law that allows the prolonged incarceration of people who enter the country illegally.
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