Palestinian Refugees Welcomed to Akranes. Skip to content

Palestinian Refugees Welcomed to Akranes.

By Iceland Review

The town council of Akranes has agreed to receive a group of thirty refugees from Palestine.

The town council agreed on this after a meeting yesterday, but there has been some disagreements among the townspeople about the matter. Mayor Gísli S. Einarson is pleased with the results of the town council meeting but he is uneasy about the petitions that have been circulating Akranes lately, collecting signatures from townspeople who are against the arrival of the refugees, Fréttabladid reports.

Most of the content in the petitions are false statements from Magnus Thor Hafsteinsson, MP and the vice president of the liberal party, Einarsson states.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!