Netanyahu rejects calls for taking in refugees, to set up 18-mile preventive border fence

London, Sept. 7 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans for an 18-mile border fence after rejecting calls for providing sanctuary to Syrian refugees.

According to the Independent, Netanyahu said that Israel has ‘neither demographic nor geographic depth’ to take in refugees.

Isaac Herzog, who is the leader of opposition party the Zionist Union, had urged the Prime Minister to “not be apathetic” in the face of desperate Syrian refugees.

The leader of the ruling right-wing Likud Party said that Israel was not big enough to take in migrants, denying that the country was indifferent towards the fates of refugee families.

Herzog said this week that Israel was duty-bound to absorb refugees from the civil war. (ANI)

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