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HCJ 10650/03 - Abu Gwella et al. v. State of Israel – Ministry of the Interior et al. Petition for Order Nisi and Application for Interim Order
Court Documents | 10650/03 | 3.12.2003
HaMoked's petition against applying the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order) 2003 to children. According to the law a child over the age of 12 who was born in the West Bank will not be able to receive a permit to enter or a permit to reside in Israel even if his parent is an Israeli resident. The petition was submitted in the name of an Israeli resident whose request to register four out of her seven children was denied.HaMoked petitions against application of the Law to children, on behalf of a Jerusalem resident whose request to arrange the status of four of her seven children was rejected. According to this law, a child twelve years old and above who was born in the West Bank is not entitled to obtain a residency permit in Israel even if one of his parents is a resident of the state. The petitioners also seek to have the respondents refrain, until decision is reached on the legality of the Law, from applying Government Decision 1813 and the temporary order in cases involving requests to arrange the status of children that were submitted before the law took effect and the new procedure was published.
A new policy implemented by the State of Israel, by force of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order), prevents Palestinian children from receiving legal status in Israel as an inseparable part of the freeze on the processing of applications for family unification: HaMoked and B'Tselem urge the Interior Ministry to immediately renew the registration process for children in an...
HaMoked petitions the HCJ to cancel the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law inasmuch as it applies to the minor children of permanent residents of Israel, or alternatively to establish that any child one of whose parents is a permanent resident of Israel and the child lives with said parent in Israel will be eligible for permanent residency in Israel: HaMoked claims the Law must be cancelled ... (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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