AMMONNEWS - The Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD) has granted tens of thousands of Palestinians Jordanian passports and national numbers during the past three months, in accordance to an article of the Civil Status law labeled 'Returning National Numbers.'
Sources revealed that approximately 60,000 of the Palestinians who were issued documents are residents of the West Bank.
Many Palestinians who held Jordanian passports prior to 1988, whose documents were indirectly withdrawn request to be reissued Jordanian passports, national numbers and family books.
CSPD authorized documents to all requests without auditing, although the verdict must have been released from the Prime Ministry.
Temporary passports without national numbers granted to West Bankers began in the 1988 Disengagement in order to facilitate travel opportunities, Chief of Civil Status and Passports Department, Marwan Qtaishat, said in a statement to Ammonnews.
Many Palestinian leaders and officials have Jordanian Nationality, and many of them live in Amman after they retire.