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Amid criticism, Netanyahu freezes UN deal to resettle African asylum-seekers in Western countries

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Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:49 am

In a dramatic turnaround, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen a plan reached with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the deportation of African migrants just hours after it was announced.

“In the last few weeks, following tremendous pressure on Rwanda by the New Israel Fund and elements in the European Union, Rwanda has withdrawn from the agreement and refused to absorb infiltrators from Israel who are forcibly removed. Due to this, I decided to strive for a new agreement that would allow us to continue deporting the infiltrators,” Netanyahu said in a Facebook post.

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