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Shaked slams High Court ruling on Ukraine refugees: ‘We can’t allow unlimited entry’

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 15, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 15, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked criticizes the High Court decision that struck down the cap she had imposed on the entry of non-Jewish Ukrainian refugees, calling a Knesset Internal Affairs Committee meeting on the matter.

In a statement, Shaked argues that her policy has been “proven to be a success,” enabling relatives of Israelis to arrive and work, while “preventing an unprecedented flooding [of refugees].”

“In recent weeks, thanks to this system, more Ukrainians are leaving the country than arriving,” she adds.

“Unfortunately, the High Court has ruled, practicing extraordinary judicial activism, that this system will be halted if it isn’t discussed in the Knesset.

“It is clear that we can’t allow the unlimited entry of foreign citizens, while we don’t know whether and when they are going to exit,” she says, adding that she has called a committee meeting to discuss the regulations on the matter.

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