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Ra’am MK: Shaked promised to consider all Palestinian family reunification requests

Ra'am MK Walid Taha attends a Knesset Arrangements Committee meeting on June 21, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ra'am MK Walid Taha attends a Knesset Arrangements Committee meeting on June 21, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ra’am MK Walid Taha says that he voted in favor of extending the Palestinian family reunification bill after Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked promised major changes.

Taha tells Channel 12 News that the law, which first passed in 2003, is “anti-democratic, anti-citizen,” but this year it arrived in a “completely different format.”

In conversations with Shaked, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, says Taha, the government agreed “to reconsider all requests” for citizenship of Palestinians who are married to Israelis.

According to Taha, Shaked agreed to first handle 2,000 cases of citizenship requests, and then “to create a committee to deal with it on a permanent basis… we succeeded in coming to an agreement to change everything.”

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