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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Republic of Maldives announces plan to ban Israeli passports due to genocide

The Republic of the Maldives has announced that it plans to ban all Israeli passport holders from the country due to the ongoing genocide in Gaza. According to the office of President Dr Mohamed Muizzu, the president was taking this action following a recommendation from the Cabinet. The new policy was announced at a press conference on June 2.

The Muslim majority Indian Ocean archipelago nation is popular with tourists and home to a number of resorts.

Additionally, the president's office announced that "in the case of Palestine and Israel, the President decided to appoint a special envoy to assess Palestinian needs. The President further decided to set up a fundraising campaign to assist our brothers and sisters in Palestine with the help of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and to conduct a nationwide rally under the slogan "Falastheenaa Eku Dhivehin," which translates to "Maldivians in Solidarity with Palestine" to show support."



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