The southern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv have been overrun in recent years. The number of African asylum-seekers and economic migrants now living there is approaching 100,000.
Some have been repatriated. But most remain in the country illegally.
Israel finds itself in a conundrum–how can it turn away or deport those in need considering the Jews' own history? At the same time, how can the tiny nation of Israel absorb such numbers without taking a serious hit to its economy?
And time's running out to find a solution.
According to Oved Hugi, a social activist from southern Tel Aviv, the "infiltrators' birthrate stands at 10,000 per year. That means 50,000 children in five years, and that should cause the Prime Minister to lose sleep. South Tel Aviv is a ticking time bomb."
In an interview with Israel National News, Hugi added that the situation has exposed the hypocrisy of the Left.
"Members of the Knesset from the left are hypocrites," he said. "They favor giving a state to the Palestinians in order to preserve the Jewish and democratic character of the state yet on the other hand they encourage the immigrants to stay here? It's hypocrisy."