1,000 Students and Teachers Demonstrate Against Arrests of Israeli-born Filipino Children

About 1,000 students and teachers and parents are protesting outside of Givon Prison against the detention of two Israeli-born, Filipino children who are slated for deportation to the Philippines. 

The two children are 13-year-old Gena Antigo, who was arrested by the Population and Immigration Authority as she prepared to head out for school on Thursday, and 10-year-old Ralph Harel who is currently detained along with his mother. 

Gena, a Philippines national who was born in Israel, was arrested with her mother who has been living in Israel since 2004. Gena's mother has been residing in Israel without a permit for the past 12 years.