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After initial denial, Israel to now allow barred US lawmaker of Palestinian origin on 'humanitarian' grounds

After initial denial, Israel to now allow barred US lawmaker of Palestinian origin on
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Rashida Tlaib who is of Palestinian origin and a member of US Congress is an outspoken critic of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and was initially barred from entering the country.

JERUSALEM: Israel is to allow a visit by barred US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib who is of Palestinian origin on "humanitarian" grounds, the interior ministry announced Friday.

It said Interior Minister Aryeh Deri decided to allow Tlaib to make a "humanitarian visit to her grandmother" in the Israeli-occupied West Bank after the lawmaker had sent him a written pledge "to respect conditions imposed by Israel".

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