260,000 Foreign Workers in Israel


There were 260,000 foreign workers were living in Israel at the end of 2011, of which 89,000 are legal and 95,000 entered as tourist and remained without a legal visa. There are 45,000 illegal aliens and those seeking political asylum and 31,000 PA (Palestinian Authority) residents with work permits.

The Knesset report documents a 72% increase in the number of minor children that have entered the country, 453 in 2011 as compared to 263 in 2010.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)