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Ayelet Shaked, Don't Deport This Israeli Child

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30.11.2021

“You started the naturalization process because of marriage, not widowhood.” That’s what the Interior Ministry told Kultida Lev, a Thai national who is due to be deported together with her 7-year-old Israeli daughter, Danielle, following the death of her Israeli husband.

The husband, Shmulik Lev, is the father of their child. He died of a heart attack at age 52, before Kultida had completed her naturalization process. The Interior Ministry is sharing the family’s sorrow in a novel way – by halting the process and issuing a deportation order.

The couple met in Thailand when Shmulik was a tourist there. They got married, obtained a visa to bring Kultida to Israel and started the procedure of “naturalization by dint of marriage.”........

© Haaretz


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