The Jewish ethnostate’s plans to deport its African invaders to Uganda has collapsed after the Israeli government admitted in the country’s Supreme Court that it had failed to clinch an agreement with the African nation’s government.
According to Israeli media, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special emissary to Uganda returned to Israel on Sunday night after 11 days of talks, “but no agreement had been reached.”
The return of the special envoy—whose identity has not been revealed because of his previous senior role in the Shin Bet security service—indicates “that significant obstacles still remain to achieving an agreement,” the Times of Israel reported.
In addition, more than 200 African invaders who refused to be “voluntarily” deported were ordered released from Saharonim Prison in southern Israel by the High Court, after the government was unable to provide a signed deal with an African country to which they could be deported.
Until Friday, Uganda consistently denied that a deportation agreement with Israel exists, despite reports that it was accepting migrants deported from Israel.
A senior Ugandan minister acknowledged for the first time on Friday that his country was “positively considering” a request by Israel to accept 500 African “asylum seekers.”
In a statement released ahead of a press conference in Kampala, State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Musa Ecweru confirmed his country was in talks with Jerusalem to accept several hundred African deported from Israel.
Earlier this month, 58 Africans were freed from Saharonim after a similar reported deal with Rwanda fell through.
Rwanda, another third-party country that had reportedly agreed to accept the Africans from Israel, has also denied the existence of any deal and said it will not absorb anybody expelled by force from Israel.
The invaders can only be imprisoned if they refuse a lawful demand by the state to leave to a country willing to receive them. They are freed whenever the state loses the ability to argue before the court that there is such a country.
* Meanwhile, Israel Radio reported that Israel was currently in talks with several other nations asking them to take in some of the Africans. These include Zambia, the unconfirmed report said.