TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspends a deal with the United Nations that would prevent the regime from deporting thousands of African migrants only hours after he announced the agreement.
Netanyahu had said on Monday that Israel and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had reached an agreement “for the departure of at least 16,250 migrants...to Western nations.”
The rest of the migrants would be resettled across Israel under the deal, which Netanyahu described as “the best possible.”
The UNHCR also confirmed the agreement in a statement, saying, “A joint working group will be set up with a series of objectives and a timetable to implement solutions for some 39,000 people over five years.”
However, under pressure from far-right politicians, Netanyahu took to Facebook later in the day and said he was putting the deal’s implementation on hold until further notice.