07 octombrie 2021

Months after Citizenship Law falls, ban on Palestinian spouses still in place


Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked tells ministry to keep applying, policy, originally enacted as security measure in 2003, as if amendment had never expiredWhen the ban on Palestinians marrying Israelis expired in early July, Ahmad Abu Halawa hoped he would finally get a residency card so he could live with his family in Israel.“Everyone was thrilled — this was our demand, what we’d all wanted,” said Abu Halawa, a Palestinian physician from Hebron who married an Arab Israeli. He has four [...]