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Breaking taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship

 Reuters 23 August 2019

While Israel regards East Jerusalem as part of Israel, the estimated 300,000 Palestinians that live there do not. Yet increasing numbers of Palestinians are making the difficult decision to become Israeli citizens in the hopes it will make their lives easier in a city where political and religious tensions are high. Reuters reports. (1015 Words) - By Maayan Lubell

Reuters_Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship

Palestinians queue outside Israel's Interior Ministry office in East Jerusalem July 27, 2019. In East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordan during the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed, a move not recognised internationally, issues of Palestinian identity are layered with complexity. Over the past decade, an increasing number of East Jerusalem Palestinians have gone through the lengthy process of becoming Israeli citizens, researchers and lawyers say.  Credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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