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Israeli ban separates Palestinian couple

Israel is preventing a Palestinian woman from returning to Turkey after traveling to Palestine with her fiance to get married.

Israeli authorities on Monday rejected Mecdulin Hassune’s visa application, preventing her from returning to Istanbul, where she lives and works, with her new husband, Palestinian Muhammed Hayri, who was granted a visa.

Both are employees of the Arabic branch of Turkish Radio and Television (TRT).

“We will meet soon no matter what,” Hayri said, waiting for his wife in Istanbul. Hayri described Israel’s move as “unethical and…

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