Israel cancels deal with UN to resettle 16K African migrants to Western countries – National

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled an agreement with the United Nations on Tuesday to resettle thousands of African migrants after pressure from hawks in his coalition prompted him earlier to suspend it.

Netanyahu suddenly announced he was suspending the deal Monday night, just hours after touting it on national television, until he could meet with Israeli residents of south Tel Aviv, areas with large migrant populations who feel slighted by the deal.

Israel to send 16,000 African migrants to Western countries, including Canada

After meeting with residents on Tuesday Netanyahu said he had weighed the pros and cons and he “decided to cancel the agreement.”

The move came after pressure from Netanyahu’s nationalist…

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