Status

Feature Story Israel Imposes Draconian Visa Requirements for Foreigners Wishing to Live with or Visit Palestinians in the West Bank

Restrictive visa requirements for any foreign passport holder visiting or associating with Palestinians who hold Palestinian Authority IDs and live in the West Bank take effect October 20, 2022.

Case Study Israel’s “Revenge Campaign” against the al-Qunbar Family Marks Significant Expansion of Punitive Residency Revocation Policy

In response to a 2017 attack, Israel expands the scope of punitive actions against surviving family members, including residency revocations.

Case Study The Case of Akram Abd al-Haq: When the Court Surprisingly Ruled That Palestinian Jerusalemites Are “Native Residents”

After a 30-year legal fight, Palestinian Jerusalemite Akram Abd al-Haq was able to have the permanent-resident status with which he was born reinstated, offering hope for others.

Graphic Life without a Legal Status in Jerusalem

What does it mean to have “no status” (i.e., to be stateless) after the state revokes one’s residency?

Case Study Forcibly Displaced for a Spouse’s Acts: The Case of Nadia Abu Jamal and Her Three Children

The state inflicts devastating punishment on a Palestinian family for the actions of a dead man; the consequences are lifelong and irrevocable, especially for the children.

Personal Story Mai and Her Israeli Citizenship

Mai reflects on her reasons for applying for Israeli citizenship and the psychological and emotional cost of that decision.

Graphic When You Are Required to Update an ID

How a routine bureaucratic requirement becomes a tool for subjugation and population control

Graphic Transactions Requiring an ID for Palestinian Jerusalemites

To what extent are the basics of daily life dependent on holding an ID for a Palestinian Jerusalemite?

Graphic Situations That Can Trigger a Status Review

What are the everyday interactions that pose risk to a Palestinian permanent resident of Jerusalem?