Israel’s African migrants in limbo after Netanyahu reversal

Tia Goldenberg, The Associated Press

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7:09AM EDT

Last Updated Wednesday, April 4, 2018 8:58AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel — Halofom Sultan went from being jailed in his native Eritrea for opposing the oppressive government to detention in Israel, where he is seeking asylum after fleeing for his life.

So when Israel’s prime minister announced a deal with the United Nations on Monday to resettle tens of thousands of African migrants, Sultan was hopeful.

“There was a little light,” he said. But hours later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backtracked, cancelling the deal and casting…

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