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Israel bars Palestinian Americans for first time since 1967

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Article/book #: 41413
Title: Israel bars Palestinian Americans for first time since 1967
By: Amira Hass  
Published in: Ha’aretz
Date of issue: Monday, 10 July 2006
Topic(s) addressed: Timeline event(s) mentioned in this item:
      Apr 2006:Israel starts to prevent entry to West Bank of Palestinians with foreign citizenship

Commentary (by a person who is not a member of the UCC Palestine Solidarity Campaign ):

This article is very similar to this one also written by Amira Hass. It is not clear why there are two similar versions.

»For the first time since 1967, Israel is preventing the entry of Palestinians with foreign citizenship, most of them Americans. Most of those refused entry are arriving from abroad, but have lived and worked for years in the West Bank. According to a growing number of The Interior Ministry and Civil Administration made no formal announcement about a policy change, leaving returnees to discover the situation when they reach the border crossings. By various estimates, the ban has so far affected several thousand American and European nationals, whom Israel has kept from returning to their homes and jobs, or from visiting their families in the West Bank. This could potentially impact many more thousands who live in the territories – including university instructors and researchers, employees working in various vital development programs and business owners – as well as thousands of foreign citizens who pay annual visits to relatives there. The policy also applies to foreigners who are not Palestinian but are married to Palestinians, and to visiting academics.«

»An e-mail from the department of U.S. Citizen Services in Jerusalem to a U.S. citizen who had inquired about entering the West Bank stated that the consul general had met with a representative from the Israeli Interior Ministry regarding the government's entry policies: "The Israeli official conceded that 90-day visa entry cards, which were once routinely granted in the past, especially to U.S. citizens, are now more difficult to obtain, specifically for Palestinian American citizens traveling to the West Bank and for U.S. nationals affiliated with humanitarian organizations. Both the U.S. Embassy and the Consulate in Jerusalem are pursuing the issue."«

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