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Israel: High Court of Justice upholds ban on family reunification

On 14 May, the High Court of Justice upheld a law, presented as a measure to prevent terrorist attacks, which forbids Israeli citizens and their spouses from the Occupied Territories from living together in Israel. On 25 June, the Cabinet decided to extend the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law for six months. The decision will be submitted to the Knesset for approval. The law has been widely criticized as violating the rights to family life and non-discrimination.