A commentator believes the European Union is “complicit” in creating the ongoing refugee crisis due to participating in US wars in the Middle East and North Africa.
On Thursday, Bassil said UNHCR has discouraged refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal from returning home by asking them questions about potential situation they may experience in Syria, including the likelihood of military conscription, security issues and poor accommodation.
„We sent a mission that verified that the UNHCR is intimidating the displaced who wish to return voluntarily,“ the Lebanese foreign minister tweeted.
However, Nadim Mounla, an aide to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, said Bassil’s decision was „unilateral“ and „not representative of the Lebanese government’s position.“
„The names were registered and finalized around two months ago,“ Hujeiri said adding that they are still waiting for a final answer over the matter. He noted that those who registered were looking to return to Western Qalamoun areas.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that he is seeking to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the activities of the New Israel Fund, which he blamed for the failure of Israel’s plan to deport African migrants from the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was canceling an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.
The pact would have have given thousands of other migrants the right to stay in Israel.