Israel and U.N. reach deal to deport African migrants to West

Israel and the U.N. refugee agency reached an agreement under which some 16,000 African asylum seekers in Israel will be sent to Western countries, Israeli media reports said.

The reports, citing a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, said the deal effectively cancelled an Israeli plan to deport the migrants to Africa. The reports said Netanyahu would make a statement at 1300 GMT.

Source: National News Agency