Where’s the BBC coverage? Palestinians in Israel for Ramadan

As was also the case last year, Israel’s Civil Coordination Department has relaxed the requirements for permits to enable residents of the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas to enter Israel during the month of Ramadan. On the first Friday of Ramadan, over 90,000 Palestinians entered Israel for prayer services or family visits and by the end of the holiday over a million people are expected to have taken advantage of the opportunity to visit Israel.  

But if you get your news from the BBC, you would know nothing about this rather special Middle East event at all.

Palestinians and Israeli Arabs cooling off on a Tel Aviv beach
Palestinians and Israelis at the beach in Tel Aviv, Ramadan 2012. Photo: Alex Levac
The Dome of Rock is seen in the background as Palestinian men pray at the Temple Mount on the first Friday of Ramadan on July 12. Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters
Jerusalem, July 12th, 2013. Photo Ammar Awad

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