Israel-Gaza War, Maldives

Maldives announces ban on those with Israeli passports

The decision comes as a statement of solidarity with the Palestinians and amid a generally turbulent relationship with the Jewish State.

An island paradise - now barred to Israelis. The Maldives. (Photo: icemanphotos/Shutterstock)

The government of the Maldives, famous for its island resorts, announced a ban on all those with Israeli passports from visiting or vacationing there today (Sunday), as an act of solidarity with the Palestinians in the war.

The government also announced the appointment of a special envoy to assist "our brothers and sisters in Palestine" via UNRWA and through other channels.

Southeast Asian journalist Sidhant Sibal noted that Israel has had a very rocky relationship with the island nation, with relations turning hot and cold very suddenly.

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