Report: Palestinian refugees from Syria hit with visa fees

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 4, 2013 07:11

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Palestinians fleeing violence in Syria must pay a visa fee to enter Lebanon, Beirut-based Daily Star reported Friday.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East spokesperson Hoda Samra told the Star that although the visa fee is standard for Arab tourists, refugees are being turned away at the border because they cannot pay.The Star quoted Ghassan Said Abdallah, general director of the Palestinian Human Rights Organization, as saying the LL25,000 buys seven days in Lebanon, but that "Palestinians must pay LL50,000 for a one-month extension."

He added that few Palestinians take this step because of the expense, the Star reported.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2019
50-year-old female killed in Dimona car accident

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Cookie Settings