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New Israeli government suffers first major legislative setback on controversial ‘citizenship’ law


Updated 8:02 AM ET, Tue July 6, 2021

Jerusalem (CNN) The new Israeli government suffered its first major setback in the early hours of Tuesday morning when it failed to secure enough votes to extend a regulation that effectively bars Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza married to Israelis from becoming citizens.

The coalition had agreed to amend the law to grant 1,600 Palestinians living in Israel residency visas, while allowing for a six-month extension to find solutions for thousands of other Palestinians living in Israel.

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