Supreme Court Accidentally Paves Way for ISIS Invasion of Israel

On August 28, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the voluntary removal of illegal aliens in Israel to a third country is a legal arrangement and can continue. This would appear to be a logical decision on its face. After all, according to the law, illegal aliens are criminals who should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That’s because they violate the basic sovereignty of the countries they sneak into by bypassing the legal process involved in crossing the border.

Activists protest Supreme Court decision outside the home of Justice Naor in Jerusalem
Activists protest Supreme Court decision outside the home of Justice Naor in Jerusalem

Many of their cheerleaders fail to understand that a nation state has the duty to know who is entering its territory and has the right to determine if someone is a persona non-grata or not. People carrying diseases that can infect the local population, or those whose intention is to refuse to obey the law of the land or worse-plot the host country’s destruction must be turned away before violating the host country’s sovereignty.

Now for the bad news

In the same ruling, the judges also ruled that since the deportations are voluntary, infiltrators who refuse to be exiled to a third country cannot be imprisoned for their refusal. This means that although illegal infiltration is in fact against the law, there is now no actual punishment for refusing deportation. It’s important to take a step back and consider the ramifications of this decision. The precedent has now been set that anyone who infiltrates into Israel illegally will now do so with full impunity from prosecution. This is a bad precedent with regards to migrant workers from Africa but even worse with regards to Israel’s Muslim enemies.

Which brings us to a potential ISIS invasion

Now that the ruling has been decided upon, what would happen if ISIS or Hezbollah or any Arabs claiming to be refugees decide to enter Israel illegally. According to the the Supreme Court’s ruling, they can do just that without fear of imprisonment or deportation.

At this point you may be saying to yourself that a massive ‘peaceful’ invasion of hostile Jihadists is purely theoretical and it would never happen. But it already did.

On May 16, 2011, approximately 150 Syrians breached the Northern border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the northern Golan Heights and entered Israel en masse during ‘Nakba Day’ protests. Many of the protesters voluntarily returned to Syria but many had to be deported by the IDF. The problem is that if this happens again, the IDF will now be powerless to deport anyone this time around. That’s because the latest precedent set by the Supreme Court ensures that if any illegal migrants which can include Hezbollah or ISIS fighters manage to sneak into Israel, they will be protected against both deportation and imprisonment.

Now 150 infiltrators might sound like a drop in the bucket, but what if we were talking about 150,000? Or what if all 4.3 million Arabs claiming to be Palestinian refugees decided to waltz into Israel en masse? What exactly is stopping them from staying for good this time?

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David Sidman is a candidate in the Zehut political party, Israel activist and contributor to He is also a professional dog trainer. You can follow him at @theIsraeliShow