Israel Announces Deal To Resettle African Migrants In Western Countries; Hours Later Netanyahu Walks Back

By Tyler Durden

Hours after Israel announced the planned resettlement of 16,250 African migrants to Canada, Italy and Germany – which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said was a “good agreement” which “protects the interests of the state of Israel,” – Netanyahu reversed course – “pausing” the deal struck with the U.N.

The U.N. deal would have seen Israel absorb the other half of the country’s roughly 35,000 African migrants.

In a Monday tweet, Netanyahu said he will review the agreement when he meets with the Minister of the Interior on Tuesday morning.

ידידים יקרים, אני קשוב אליכם כמו תמיד ובראש ובראשונה לתושבי דרום תל אביב. לכן החלטתי להיפגש יחד עם שר הפנים אריה דרעי עם נציגי התושבים מחר בבוקר. בינתיים אני משעה את יישום ההסכם ולאחר שאפגש עם הנציגים אביא את ההסכם לבחינה מחודשת:

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) April 2, 2018

Most of the refugees came from Eritrea and Sudan – beginning their migration in 2005 after neighboring Egypt violently put down a refugee demonstration and “word spread of safety and job opportunities in Israel,” reports AP.

While Israel’s border wall, completed in 2012, stopped the influx, the country has been divided on what to do about refugees who made it …read more

Source:: ZeroHedge