Published on 21 May 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews
Palestinian married couples are forced apart by a highly controversial marriage law that prevents them from living together. There are more than 500 couples affected by the legislation, labelled as one of the worst apartheid laws enforced by Israel, which means Palestinians living in the West Bank cannot live with their spouses who are citizens of Israel. In the last few weeks human rights organizations including The Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights and the Association of Civil Rights in Israel challenged the law, introduced in 2003. This week’s INFocus tells stories of couples shouldering the burden of legislation labeled “Racist” by lawyers and Human Rights groups.