Published: Sat, April 07, 2018

United Nations Urges Israel To 'Reconsider' Cancelled Migrant Deal

United Nations Urges Israel To 'Reconsider' Cancelled Migrant Deal

A day later, Netanyahu formally cancelled the deal after meeting with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), and community activists from south Tel Aviv, where numerous infiltrators reside.

"For the time being, I am suspending the agreement", he added.

The same number would be given temporary residency status within Israel and trained in sectors such as solar energy and agriculture.

After learning about the cancelation of the fresh refugee deal through the media, the United Nations urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday to reconsider his decision.

The United Nations called on Israel to reconsider a decision Tuesday to cancel the recently-brokered deal to provide amnesty to more than 16,000 infiltrators living in Israel, in exchange for the relocation of 16,000 other infiltrators to third party states in the West.

The deal was created to end the possibility of forced deportations of thousands of migrants to Rwanda, under a controversial plan put forward by Netanyahu in January.


Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had a "tense" phone call with US President Donald Trump, according to two White House officials familiar with the situation.

Last month, the Supreme Court froze the plan, deeming it illegal.

Israelis in Tel Aviv where most asylum seekers reside have campaigned against the presence of the African migrants whom they view as liability.

Rwanda Tuesday told Israel's Kan public broadcaster that it has never entered into any agreement with Tel Aviv to take in African migrants.

The conversation revolved around Netanyahu's concerns that the US will withdraw from Syria and allow Israel's enemies, Iran and its affiliate militias, to gain a further foothold in the neighboring country, said the officials.

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