Israel to legalize the status of 5,500 undocumented Palestinians and foreigners in Gaza and the West Bank


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Israel’s Prime Minister, Yair Lapid – Haim Zach/GPO/dpa

Israel’s military liaison with the Palestinian Authority has announced that Jerusalem will implement a series of mechanisms aimed at facilitating the day-to-day life of the Palestinian population, such as the legalization of the status of 5,500 people in Gaza and the West Bank.

This was announced by the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) as Israel prepares to receive the visit of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, as part of a tour that will take him to several Middle Eastern nations this week.

Moreover, these moves come after Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Grantz and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met last Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah to coordinate security matters ahead of Biden’s visit.

Along with the legalization of the status of these 5,500 undocumented Palestinians and foreigners residing in Gaza and the West Bank, Jerusalem has announced that it will approve six housing projects in the West Bank, increase the number of work permits for Palestinians from Gaza and open the Salem border crossing in the northern West Bank, according to ‘The Times of Israel’.


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