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U.N. urges Israel to reconsider move to deport African migrants

Hundreds of African asylum seekers hold placards showing migrants who they say were killed after being deported to their country, during a protest against Israel's deportation policy in front of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in Jerusalem. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations is urging Israel to reverse its proposal to deport tens of thousands of African migrants and asylum seekers, per Reuters.

Why it matters: This comes nearly a week after Israel ordered the migrants to leave by the end of March or face jail time. Israel offered a $3,500 payment and a free airfare, per Reuters.