Israel: Netanyahu defers UN plan to deport migrants to West

The Israeli government announced on Monday that it reached a landmark agreement with the United Nations to scrap its plans to deport thousands of African asylum seekers, however, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended the deal hours later. Netanyahu said Israel had reached agreement with the UN refugee agency to resettle more than 16,000 African migrants and refugees to western... Еще countries such as Canada or Germany, 'the best and the most progressive countries in the world.' In exchange, Israel would 'give residencies to the same amount of people.' Netanyahu later put the plans on hold after a barrage of criticism from his own government. Israel announced its deportation plan on January 3. According to the plan, African asylum seekers had to voluntarily leave Israel by April 1, in exchange for USD 3,500 (EUR 2,858) per person and a plane ticket; those who refused could face indefinite imprisonment.

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