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French Consulate reportedly refuses to register marriages of settlers

Hananel Even Hen and Shiran Habush celebrate during their wedding at a public park in the settlement of Efrat, in Gush Etzion, March 15, 2020. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
Hananel Even Hen and Shiran Habush celebrate during their wedding at a public park in the settlement of Efrat, in Gush Etzion, March 15, 2020. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

Several Israeli couples who were married in the West Bank and sought to register their marriage with the French Consulate were refused, reports Channel 13 news.

According to the report, multiple couples who were recently wed in Jewish settlements in the West Bank were turned away by the French Consulate in Jerusalem.

Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana sent a letter recently to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid requesting that he look into and intervene in the matter, calling the incident a “red line” that cannot be crossed.

The French Consulate tells Channel 13 that it has no such “political policy” in place and that it was looking into the report.

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