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Israel Restricts Entry of Foreigners Into Palestinian Territories

Israel is increasingly preventing foreign passport holders from entering the Palestinian territories, Linah Alsaafin reports.
A pro-Palestinian activist flashes the victory sign after being detained by Jordanian police during a demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman August 30, 2012. Activists protested against Israeli and Jordanian authorities after being barred from entering the West Bank through King Hussein Bridge (Allenby Bridge), around 35 km (22 miles) southeast of the Jordanian capital Amman, to deliver aid to students.  REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR37AIV

Over the past few years, Israeli authorities have increased the frequency of denying foreign nationals entry to the occupied territories at its land, sea and air border crossings, where it exercises full control.

International solidarity activists attempting to renew their visas or travel back to Palestine after stays in their home country are sometimes being denied entry and are issued a ban that prevents them from entering Israel for ten years.

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