Netanyahu cancels U.N. deal to resettle African migrants


April 3 (UPI) — Hours after signing a deal with the United Nations to resettle African asylum seekers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday he’d cancel the agreement.

The deal, which Netanyahu announced on Monday, would have stopped the forced deportation of 16,000 African migrants from Israel to African countries and would’ve instead sent them to Western countries. Another 16,000 migrants would’ve been offered the opportunity to live in Israel for five more years.

At the start of a meeting with residents in South Tel Aviv, a neighborhood where most of the African migrants are concentrated, Netanyahu said he was attentive “first to the people of South Tel Aviv.”

“I listened closely to many comments about the agreement,” Netanyahu said. “After reevaluating the…

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