Hadash student during a vigil held in Tel Aviv University, December 7, 2020

Palestinian Reunification Requests Denied despite Law’s Expiration

Far-right Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked has ordered her ministry to continue rejecting Palestinian requests for family reunification based on a temporary law which expired in July. According to Haaretz, the interior minister has ordered the state’s immigration authority to examine the consequences of the expiration of the law, before formulating a new policy. Until the…

Demonstrators protest outside the Knesset against the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, July 6, 2021. The Hebrew sign to the right reads: "The Citizenship Law constitutes collective punishment."

Gov’t Stonewalls Family Unification despite End of “Temporary” Order

Israel’s Interior Ministry is refusing to discuss requests for family unification of Palestinians married to Israeli citizens, even though the 2003 “temporary” ban on such unification expired over two weeks ago. According to Haaretz, far-right Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked ordered the ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority, which handles requests of this type, not to discuss…

Salah Hamouri at the European Parliament

Palestinian NGO Fights Revoking of Salah Hamouri’s Residency Rights

On Tuesday June 29, Israel’s new Minister of the Interior, the far-right politician from Yamina Ayelet Shaked, announced her adoption of the ministry’s bureaucratic recommendation to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinian attorney and activist Salah Hamouri who lives in occupied East Jerusalem. Shaked justified her approving the process based on Hamouri’s “breach of allegiance.”…