Israel bans Palestinian couple from celebrating their wedding in the West Bank

Palestine

Published: 2018-04-09 10:14

Last Updated: 2018-04-09 13:38


Omar Mohsen and his fiance Ala Abu Nada. (Haaretz)
Omar Mohsen and his fiance Ala Abu Nada. (Haaretz)
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A Palestinian couple living in Germany was banned by the Israeli Civil Administration from holding their wedding, which was supposed to take place on 6 April in the West Bank, because the bride-to-be, Ala Abu Nada, is registered as a Gaza Strip resident, Haaretz reported.

Abu Nada has reportedly left Gaza more than a decade ago and has been living in Germany ever since, where she met her fiance, Omar Mohsen, who hails from Hebron in the West Bank.

Ala's family’s request to travel from Gaza to the West Bank to attend the wedding ceremony was also rejected by the Israeli authorities.

Omar’s father, Nidal, said that his son only wishes to marry his fiance in the West Bank, with both families present, and then return back to Germany.

An Israeli human rights group, which fights for Palestinians' freedom of movement, explained that cases where first-degree relatives need to travel from Gaza to the West Bank to attend a wedding do not break any Israeli laws.