Does the duty to return to Palestine and Israel still apply?

The duty to return to Gaza after final rejection is temporarily suspended. This means that no one is being forcibly returned to Gaza for the time being.

The Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) and UDI have decided to temporarily suspend the duty to leave for up to six months, until 17 April 2024, for persons who have received a final decision that involves a return to Gaza.

The background is the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the worsening of the security situation and the humanitarian situation in Gaza. The West Bank is not covered by the suspension.

You can read more about who is covered by the suspension here.