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Israel Cancels Plan to Deport Thousands of African Migrants

Some 40,000 Africans in Israel have won a reprieve from an Israeli plan to deport them. Israel has abruptly canceled a controversial plan for the forced expulsion of African migrants who entered the country illegally over the past decade. Most came from war-torn Eritrea and Sudan. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the unexpected announcement, saying that under a deal with the U.N. Refugee Agency, some 16,000 Africans will be sent to Western countries including Canada, Italy and...

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