Months after Israel changed visa procedures for foreigners entering the West Bank to visit Palestinians, the process remains murky.
The infinite indignities and humiliations of daily life for Palestinian spouses living in Jerusalem on Israeli military stay permits
Restrictive visa requirements for any foreigner visiting Palestinians who hold PA IDs and live in the West Bank take effect.
Even for someone with a European passport and an Israeli lawyer, marrying a Palestinian Jerusalemite meant an arbitrary and protracted bureaucratic struggle for residency.
Dunya’s dream of embarking on a new life with her Jerusalemite husband becomes ensnared in Israeli bureaucracy and endless waiting for legal status.
When she married at 18, Ayah hoped to expand her world. She soon found that her range of motion did not extend beyond the nearest checkpoint.