IDF to ease travel restrictions for Palestinian Christians during Christmas

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December 21, 2015 16:01

 
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Palestinian Christians will get some holiday cheer this Christmas because of new travel guidelines for them set out by the IDF and the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories unit (COGAT) on Monday.

In honor of the holiday, the IDF said that it will issue long-term entrance permits to Israel, coordinate travel to allow Christians from the West Bank and Gaza to travel abroad, coordinate for 500 West Bank Christians to visit immediate family in Gaza and 800 Gazan Christians to visit immediate family in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Furthermore, 400 people living Arab states will receive permits to visit immediate family in the West Bank and 50 Palestinian Christians who live abroad will be able to visit the Gaza Strip. Travel to Egypt from the West Bank via the Tabba Crossing will also be coordinated.


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