Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a press conference, December 3, 2017.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told media on Tuesday night that in the absence of other solutions, he agrees there is no choice other than to reopen detention centers for infiltrators who will not be deported due to unwillingness of African and other global nations to accept them, even for payment.

Uganda recently reneged on its deal with the Israeli government to absorb the infiltrators, leading the state on Tuesday to inform the High Court of Justice that all deportation orders to a third country have been canceled.

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Netanyahu said in a statement: “Following the refusal of third countries to accept the infiltrators under the conditions demanded by Israel, I agreed with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to immediately prepare for the reopening of the detention facilities for infiltrators, to advance the [Knesset] override bill to enable us to proceed and promote additional ways to solve this problem.”

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