Palestinians throng Tel Aviv beaches during holiday

Palestinian women having a good time on the beach in Tel Aviv during the Eid al-Adha holiday on Tuesday. Thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank swam at beaches in and around the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv, after being granted permits t
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Palestinian women having a good time on the beach in Tel Aviv during the Eid al-Adha holiday on Tuesday.

Thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank swam at beaches in and around the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv, after being granted permits to visit during the Muslim festival.

In total, 100,000 visiting permits for Palestinians from the West Bank were issued by Israel for the Eid holiday which started on Monday, the Israeli department responsible said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2016, with the headline 'Palestinians throng Tel Aviv beaches during holiday'. Print Edition | Subscribe