Court grants Palestinian man entry to Israel, despite state ban

Fadi Eyadat; 30/9/09

The Haifa District Court on Tuesday overturned the Interior Ministry’s decision to deny entry for security reasons to a Palestinian resident of the West Bank Jihad Nazer, of the Atil village near Tul Karm and has been married to an Israeli citizen from the northern village Baka Jat since 1996. The couple has two children living in Israel and have been trying since their wedding to arrange the appropriate documents to bring Nazer into the country. The High Court of Justice in 1994 granted the couple its request for family reunification.