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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

HRW urged Israel to end residency restrictions
Zachariah Rivenbark at 12:00 AM ET

On February 5, 2012, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Israel to change its policies, which forbid Palestinians from traveling through and living in Gaza and the West Bank. HRW also took issue with Israeli delays in processing Palestinian applications for the population registry. Israel required Palestinians living in the country to have a registration card in order to travel within the country and barred entry to those without cards. This policy, according to HRW, caused hardship by separating Palestinian families and making it more difficult for them to reunite. HRW criticized Israel for its failure to disclose the motivations behind imposing restrictions on travel and residency.

Learn more about Israel, Palestine and Gaza from the JURIST news archive, and read a discussion by JURIST Guest Columnists Hassan Jabareen and Sawsan Zaher on the unconstitutionality of Israeli citizenship laws in Hotline.

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