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Maldives imposes entry ban on Israeli passport holders

Maldives has barred Israeli passport holders from entering the country, following Israel's months-long offensive in Gaza. 

Maldives President Dr Mohamed Muizzu resolved to impose the ban, following a recommendation from the cabinet.

"The cabinet's decision includes amending necessary laws to prevent Israeli passport holders from entering the Maldives and establishing a cabinet subcommittee to oversee these efforts," a statement by The President's Office read. 

Additionally, in the case of Palestine and Israel, the President decided to appoint a special envoy to assess the needs of the Palestinians. 

The eight-month-long crisis has not only reshaped the Gaza strip and the realities of its residents but has drawn in companies, brands, and countries, too.

Türkiye announced in May that it will suspend all trade with Israel. Last December, Malaysia also barred all Israeli-flagged and Israel-bound ships from docking at its ports.