Canada to resettle some of Israel’s African refugees


In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 photo, African migrants gather during a protest in front of Rwanda embassy in Herzeliya, Israel.

Canada has offered to resettle an undisclosed number of asylum seekers that Israel was planning to expel to Africa.

Israel’s ambassador to Canada, Nimrod Barkan, confirmed Monday that Canada made the overture two months ago after the Israeli government announced its intention to expel African asylum seekers to third-party countries in Africa.

The deal will involve asylum seekers who have made requests to immigrate to Canada. Israel agreed to postpone their deportations until their applications have been processed by Canada.

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