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Migrants in Israel to resettle in Germany, Canada, Italy: Netanyahu

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on Monday named Germany, and as the three countries where migrants in would be resettled.

Netanyahu, while addressing a presser at the here on Monday, further noted that for one or every migrant deported from Israel, one will be allowed to stay, according to

As per a latest agreement on refugees between the and the UN High Commission, may deport around 16,250 migrants and grant temporary residency to an additional 16,000 who fulfill certain criteria to be ascertained through cooperation between and the commission.

However, said the had banned the state from deporting migrants to countries that won't absorb them. He also highlighted the establishment of a special unit to help rehabilitate the neighbourhoods of South

Furthermore, the leader, as per the leading daily, announced that Israel would look at evenly distributing the migrant population across the country Israel and assist with jobs and training for those staying back in Israel.

In January, the had ordered thousands of African refugees to leave the country by April or face imprisonment. However, this was widely criticised by activists from across the

Following this, the had called on Israel to halt its policy of deporting over 33,000 Eritreans and Sudanese people.

According to a UN estimate, there are nearly 27,000 Eritreans and 7,700 Sudanese people residing in Israel.

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First Published: Mon, April 02 2018. 21:39 IST
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