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Maldives will ban Israelis from entering the country over the war in Gaza

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu.
Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, shown in 2023, will appoint a special envoy to assess Palestinian needs, his office said.
(Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press)
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The Maldives government will ban Israelis from the Indian Ocean archipelago, known for luxury resorts, as public anger in the predominantly Muslim nation rises over the war in Gaza.

The president’s office said Sunday that the Cabinet decided to change laws to prevent Israeli passport holders from entering the country and to establish a subcommittee to oversee the process.

It said President Mohamed Muizzu will appoint a special envoy to assess the Palestinian needs and to launch a fundraising campaign.

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Nearly 11,000 Israelis visited Maldives last year, which was 0.6% of the total tourist arrivals.

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