Israel abandons plan to forcibly deport African migrants

2018-04-25 07:47:20 Written by  Reuters Published in English Articles Read 353 times


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Published on 24 Apr 2018View Original

JERUSALEM, April 24 (Reuters) - The Israeli government said on Tuesday it had abandoned a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally after failing to find a willing country to take in the migrants.

The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanese men who crossed into Israel through Egypt's Sinai desert.

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