Israel strips Palestinian-French human-rights lawyer of Jerusalem residency

Expected deportation of Salah Hamouri to France for ‘breach of allegiance’ to state would set dangerous precedent

Israel has stripped a prominent Palestinian-French human rights lawyer of his Jerusalem residency and is expected to deport him to France, a legal first which sets a dangerous precedent for other Palestinians in the contested city with dual nationality.

Salah Hamouri, 37, had his Jerusalem residency revoked in October 2021 on the grounds of a “breach of allegiance” to the Israeli state, based on secret evidence. Israel alleges he is a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is designated as a terrorist organisation by Israel’s western allies.

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