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 return to Gaza for persons with a final decision which involves a return to Gaza. For the time being, the temporary suspension lasts until 18 September 2024.

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.