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Israel closes Jerusalem restaurant “for hiring staff from West Bank”


JERUSALEM, Friday, March 01, 2019 (WAFA) – Israel early Friday closed a Palestinian restaurant located in Salahaddin Street in occupied East Jerusalem under the pretext of hiring a West Bank worker.

Israeli military police posted an order closing Abu Ali Hommus and Falfel Restaurant, located in Salahaddin Street, for ten days under the pretext of employing a Palestinian resident of the West Bank who did not obtain an Israeli entry permit to enter Jerusalem.

Palestinians who remained in Jerusalem after the 1967 war when Israel seized the city were granted temporary residency permits, or “blue ID” cards, which could be confiscated from Jerusalemites by Israel under different legal pretexts. In contrast, Palestinians living in other parts of the West Bank hold Palestinian Authority identity cards, or “green ID” cards.

Palestinian West Bank identity holders have to apply to the s-called Israeli Civil Administration to obtain entry permits to Jerusalem.

East Jerusalem is a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories that have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.


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