In practice, a Palestinian has to know what he is marrying into. If you are from the West Bank, it would be impossible in legal terms to get a wife from Jerusalem, Gaza or Israel. Israeli law does not explicitly state that some marriages are prohibited, however, it says that certain couples cannot live with each other!
So if you are from the West Bank you are not allowed to live with your partner who is from Israel, Jerusalem or Gaza. There are thousands of families which are separated or risk separation everyday because of this situation which makes it illegal for someone with Israeli citizenship to enter PA areas, or a Palestinian to enter Israeli areas, or for Palestinians to move between the PA areas of Gaza and West Bank.
Rima got a permit from the Israeli army to see her family! So she can go to Gaza for two weeks enjoy seeing them for the first time since she left after getting married. I am happy for her.
On the other hand, I can't help but think of how ridiculous it is that in order to see your family, which lives in the same country, you will have to get a permit from the Army. Or, how ridiculous it is to not be able to live "legally" with your partner, because you come from different areas in the same country. It is sad when you get happy because you are allowed to see your family. This logic is anachronistic with the 21st century, but it still is the prevailing logic of the God's most gracious gift to mankind, the light unto the nations, the State of Israel.
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