Israel approves West Bank residency for 4,000 undocumented Palestinians
Israel announced on Tuesday that it approved registration as West Bank residents for some 4,000 Palestinians who have been living for years in the Israeli-occupied territory without official status. The decision affects 2,800 former inhabitants of the Gaza Strip who left the enclave after Hamas Islamist militants seized it in internal Palestinian fighting in 2007, Israel’s COGAT liaison office to the Palestinians said. Some 1,200 other Palestinians, among them undocumented spouses and children of West Bank residents, will also receive official standing.
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