“It has become increasingly difficult for Palestinians to establish a family and live in East Jerusalem. According to the ‘temporary order’ implemented in 2003, Palestinians from the West Bank who marry an Israeli citizen (including those from East Jerusalem), cannot obtain Israeli citizenship or residency. They can only receive ‘temporary permits’ under extremely rigid criteria that must be renewed every year. Family unification permits were completely canceled for Jerusalemite-Gazan couples in 2008.”
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