RAMALLAH, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (WAFA) - Minister Hussein al-Sheikh, the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority’s Civil Affairs Commission, said today that 5,500 family reunifications will be issued soon for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Under agreements signed between the Palestinians and the Israeli occupation, Israel maintains a civil registry of the Palestinian population in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
This means children born outside the occupied Palestinian Territory to Palestinian parents holding the Palestinian Authority passport should be registered before a certain age to be entitled to reunification inside areas under PA jurisdiction. It also means Palestinians married to nationals of other countries need a prior approval by the Israeli occupation authorities before being granted reunification
"After a little while, five thousand and five hundred family reunifications will be announced for the West Bank and Gaza Strip," said al-Sheikh in a tweet.