The Maldives has announced it will ban Israeli passport holders from entering the country amid its war on Hamas in Gaza.

Iran Press/Asia: The Maldives government will ban Israelis from the Indian Ocean archipelago known for white sand beaches and luxury resorts as public anger in the predominantly Muslim nation rises over the war in Gaza.

President Mohamed Muizzu has “resolved to impose a ban on Israeli passports”, a spokesman for his office said in a statement, without giving details of when the new law would take effect.

Muizzu also announced a national fundraising campaign called “Maldivians in Solidarity with Palestine”. Nearly 11,000 Israelis visited the Maldives last year, which was 0.6 percent of total tourist arrivals.

At least 36,439 Palestinians have been killed and 82,627 wounded in Israel’s war on Gaza since October 7.


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