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An African migrant holds an Israeli flag after being released from the Holot detention center in the Negev. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Netanyahu Suspends UN Deal to Relocate Illegal African Migrants

In a dramatic about-face, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday evening that he was freezing a new agreement with the UN refugee agency that would have seen thousands of African migrants given temporary status in Israel — mere hours after announcing the plan.