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Israel's 'Gesture' to Palestinians Reveals the Extent of Its Control Over the West Bank and Gaza

The headline figure of 4,000 Palestinians receiving residency rights is much lower in practice, and has left a group of activists lobbying for their rights in an even deeper limbo

Amira Hass
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Amira Hass

Tuesday’s announcement by Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories – that Palestinian residency will be granted to 1,200 people who have been living in the West Bank or Gaza Strip with their families for many years – worried and confused the people most concerned with the issue.

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