Lack of medical infrastructure
The wave of illegal migrants who entered Israel placed a great burden on the neighborhoods of south Tel Aviv and on their physical infrastructure. These neighborhoods needed, in a very small time, to absorb a population larger than the neighborhood’s capacity by several orders of magnitude, from an infrastructure perspective. Israeli residents were greatly harmed by this.
Lack of shelters in south Tel Aviv
Following the result of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s 2014 war with Hamas in Gaza, which included rocket salvos toward Tel Aviv, the Israeli Immigration Policy Center revealed that dereliction by law enforcement and other authorities which can be described as nothing short of criminal, left the neighborhoods severely lacking safe spaces, since in many of the buildings illegal migrants entered the shelters and set up squats there. In some cases, the buildings’ designated bomb shelters were used to operate unlicensed businesses and clubs. The Israeli Immigration Policy Center revealed the scope of the phenomenon in an effort to pressure enforcement agencies in the municipality and the Israel Police to enforce the law and give the residents access to safety in case of an incoming rocket attack.
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The Israeli Immigration Policy Center revealed the phenomenon of splitting illegal apartments in South Tel Aviv. Apartments planned to house 5-6 people were split, so that dozens of illegal aliens live there. This phenomenon created pressure that was simply too much for the infrastructure in the south of the city. In addition, the amounts of trash in the streets are overwhelming and the sewage system in the Neve Sha’anan area collapses again and again.