Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Right to family life denied: Foreign spouses of Palestinians barred

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Right to family life denied: Foreign spouses of Palestinians barred

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Index Number: MDE 15/018/2007
Date Published: 21 March 2007
Categories: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories, Middle East And North Africa

Tens of thousands of foreign nationals who are married to residents of the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 are not allowed to live with their husband or wife by the Israeli authorities. Israel controls the borders of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and forbids foreign spouses from entering. The husbands and wives who are denied entry are not seeking admittance to Israel but simply want to live with their spouse in the West Bank or Gaza Strip.


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