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Interior Ministry prevents children of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from receiving legal status in Israel

Until May 2002, citizens and residents of Israel (including residents of East Jerusalem) married to residents of the Occupied Territories could request a legal status in Israel for their spouse and th
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30 May 2006: Illegal to revoke residency of members of Hamas from Jerusalem

The Interior Minister, Roni Bar-On, sent letters yesterday to a minister in the Palestinian Authority and to three legislators in the Palestinian Legislative Council, all members of Hamas, informing t
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Heartbreaking: Israel’s cruel policy of keeping families apart

Women wait on Palestinian side of Erez Checkpoint to be allowed into Israel. Photo by Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem, 28 Feb. 2017 It's very hard when you’re denied your most basic right: to meet your child
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Unacceptable decision: Israel’s HCJ approves deportation of Nadia Abu al-Jamal and her children

Nadia Abu al-Jamal and her children. Photo: courtesy of the family On 22 July 2015 Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) allowed the state to deport Nadia Abu al-Jamal – and effectively, her three chil
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Comics inspired by Maha Hijawi's story

illustration: Noam Rabinovich Click on image to enlarge Maha Hijawi is an interior designer and owns an engineering company in Nablus, where she lives with her husband and children. The report So Near
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Comics inspired by Asmaa Zaghlul’s account

Illustrated by Ilana Zeffren Click on image to enlarge The graphics depict part of the account given by Asmaa Zaghlul . Asmaa, a native of the Gaza Strip , married a resident of the West Bank, and wor
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Comics inspired by Maisoun Haj ‘Ali’s story

Illustrated by Orit Arif Click illustration to enlarge The report So Near And Yet So Far describes Israel's isolationist policy towards the Gaza Strip, which forces women to be torn between their husb
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Isolated: Israel cuts village of Beit Iksa off from East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank

The Palestinian village of Beit Iksa lies northwest of Jerusalem, within the West Bank but outside the municipal jurisdiction of Jerusalem. Over the years, land surrounding the village and some plots
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Netanyahu’s Transfer Initiative: Nothing New, Just a Step Up

Palestinian children from Shu'fat refugee camp walk towards an Israeli checkpoint on their way to schools in other parts of East Jerusalem Op-ed by Hagai El-Ad, B'Tselem's executive director, original
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High Court allows authorities to deport Nadia Abu al-Jamal and her children from Jerusalem despite the fact that this is unlawful punishment

On 22 July 2015 Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) allowed the state to deport Nadia Abu al-Jamal – and effectively, her three children as well – from their home in East Jerusalem. For details click