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Are Palestinians allowed to travel to Tel-aviv?

Are Palestinians allowed to travel to Tel-aviv? : Palestinians as you might know don’t have an airport or to be more exact they don’t have an airport anymore. They had one in Gaza for only two years from 1998-2000 but it was destroyed by the Israeli army during the second Intifada which started in 2000.

Are Palestinians allowed to travel to Tel-aviv

 

How Palestinians do normally travel?

Let’s start by saying that we need to differentiate between, Palestinians who live in the west bank and Palestinians who live in Gaza. Those who live in the west bank can travel first to Jordan and then to any country in the world. Those who live in Gaza can travel to Egypt and then they travel to any destination they want.

Palestinians wait next to an ambulance in front of the gate to be given the permission to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on June 17, 2014 in Rafah. The Gaza Strip's land border with Egypt reopened for two days on humanitarian grounds. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

In most cases Palestinians face difficulties in traveling because Palestine is not a state and thus their passport is weaker, it is the fifth worst passport in the world.

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Are Palestinians allowed to travel to Tel-Aviv?

As a rule, Palestinians are not allowed to fly from Ben Gurion Airport or any other airport in Israel. The Israeli authorities claim Palestinians are not allowed to for security reasons but this is not true. In some cases, especially those with large businesses, Palestinians are allowed to travel by airport with special permission but this is very, very, rare.

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What about Palestinians who have a foreign passport?

Palestinians who have for example German, American, Austrian or any other nationality and do not have a Palestinian ID are able to travel to Ben Gurion airport but they might be interrogated for some hours. Palestinians with other nationalities but do have Palestinian ID are not allowed in any case to travel through the Israeli airport. A few years ago the USA asked the Israeli government to allow Palestinians who hold American nationality to travel through the airport and in exchange Israeli citizens would be allowed to enter the United States without a visa for three months. Unfortunately the Israeli government refused this request.

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