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Mon 10 Jun 2024 8:54 pm - Jerusalem Time

The Maldives Parliament approves a draft law banning Israelis from entering the country

On Monday, the Maldivian Parliament approved the necessary amendment to a draft law preventing holders of Israeli passports from entering the country.


The draft law submitted by the Maldivian Democratic Party to the Council of Ministers, the country's main opposition party, was approved by a majority of votes in Parliament, according to Anadolu correspondent.


The draft law prohibits holders of Israeli passports from entering the Maldives.


The legal amendment was referred to the Security Committee for review.


It called on government and opposition representatives in Parliament to speed up the amendment process “in line with the desire of the government and the people.”


After the final vote, all holders of Israeli passports, including those with dual citizenship, will be banned from entering the Maldives.


It is noteworthy that the presidential office in the Maldives announced in early June that it had decided to make a legal amendment to prevent holders of Israeli passports from entering the country, following the escalation of popular anger in the Muslim-majority country due to the war in the Gaza Strip.



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