19.07.2011 17.Tammus, 5771 Fasttag im Tammus
More than 60,000 Palestinians expected to visit Israel as tourists in 2011
The permits are not usually issued to individuals or families, but mainly to schools and summer camps wishing to take children to visit beaches and mixed Jewish-Arab cities in Israel.
More than 60,000 Palestinians are expected to visit Israel as tourists by the end of 2011, at least twice as many as last year, a defense official said.
Israel is planning to double the number of permits issued to Palestinians this year, due to the improved security in the West Bank, the source said. However, if the situation deteriorates in September following the Palestinians' UN bid for statehood, it will be harder to issue permits, he said….