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HCJ 813/14, 5135/14 - Anon., Nufal et al. v. Knesset of Israel et al. Notice on behalf of Respondents 1-3 and 5-6
Court Documents | 5135/14 | 11.4.2016

State's notice in a number of petitions, including HaMoked's, regarding Palestinians involved in family unficiation processes with permanent residents, who have been living in Israel for years with no residency status and pursuant to a temporary military permit alone. In its petitions, HaMoked demanded that the petitioners and others in similar situations be granted residency in Israel. The State announces that these people will be granted temporary residency (A/5 permits), so long as their family unification request was submitted by the end of 2003 and approved, having met the threshold criteria, including proving "center of life" in Israel and a lack of security or criminal blocks. Those who are granted status, and their children, will be granted social rights. In addition, the State announces that people holding A/5 permits will henceforth need to renew them every two years, instead of once a year.

Following HaMoked's petitions to the High Court of Justice: the Minister of Interior decided that more than 2000 Palestinians who have been living in Israel for many years by virtue of a family unification procedure, will receive temporary residency status in Israel.
In response to the Minister of Interior’s decision to grant temporary status in Israel to some 2000 Palestinians living in the country in the framework of family unification processes: HaMoked demands the application of a uniform principle to all Palestinian spouses and their children, based on lengthy period of life in Israel
HaMoked to the Ministry of Interior: to ensure fulfilment of the decision to grant identity cards to some 2,000 Palestinians undergoing family unification, you must notify those now entitled to temporary residency status through every available channel and in Arabic
The Ministry of Interior begins implementing its decision to grant status to Palestinians long undergoing family unification in Israel: the first of some 2,000 persons now entitled have been given identity cards
HaMoked to the High Court of Justice: The Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which has been extended for about 14 years, requires a fundamental constitutional solution. The Justices: "What has been ruled, stands"
Following HaMoked’s petition: reimbursements are now given to Palestinians who recently received Israeli status pursuant to the Minister of Interior’s decision, and earlier on registered with an HMO under the new health regulations
In a baffling decision, the HCJ refused to review on its merit HaMoked’s petition against the Minister of Interior’s decision not to upgrade the status of a Palestinian woman living in Israel for many years in the framework of the family unification procedure: HaMoked must now turn to the Appeals Tribunal (although it has no jurisdiction on the matter)
Precedential judgment against the Minister of Interior: a Palestinian woman living in East Jerusalem for years in the framework of family unification procedures cannot be denied an upgrade in residency status, due solely to actions of her son
The State’s appeal is rejected: Court reaffirms that Palestinians married to Jerusalemites cannot be denied temporary residency due to a gap in continuity of family-unification stay permits (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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