The Press Secretary of Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen has stated that a report by the Lebanon-based newspaper Al Akhbar is false, following an article by the Jerusalem Times.

The Times’ story reports that “an official source” in one of the Palestinian factions revealed that there was an agreement between the United States and Canada for Canada “to receive 100,000 Palestinians.” The numbers would include 40,000 from Lebanon and another 60,000 from Syria.