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Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order) (Amendment), 5765 – 2005
Legislation | 27.7.2005
In the amendment, the Knesset facilitates, to some degree, family unification of Israeli residents and citizens with their spouses living in the Occupied Territories, which was completely prohibited in the temporary order of 2003. However, the amendment only grants the possibility of obtaining a permit to stay, which does not grant a status in Israel or social rights. The amendment also enables a child under 14 years old whose custodial parent resides lawfully in Israel to be registered in Israel's population registry. But the amendment contains a draconian provision that enables the denial of almost every request for a permit to stay in Israel if Israeli officials determine that the resident of the Occupied Territories or his/her spouse, parent, child, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, is liable to constitute a security threat.
The Amendment to the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order) enacted by the Knesset maintains the force and effect of unconstitutional legislation: The law, intended to restrict family unification between Israeli citizens and residents and Palestinians residing in the Occupied Territories, is among the harshest laws enacted by Israel, a law that is based on ethnic-national groun... (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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