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One-sixth of 160 Surviving Samaritan Jews Enter Israel for Permanent Resettlement

Itzhak Ben Amram, high priest of the Samaritan sect, is expected to cross Jewish lines tomorrow from Nablus to enter the new city of Jerusalem for consultations with Israel leaders, including Itzhak Ben Zvi, Histadrut leader, it was disclosed here today.

Thirty of the 160 surviving Samaritans recently crossed the Israel frontier to settle in the Jewish state. Minister of Immigration Moshe Shapira informed the group that the Israel Government regards the Samaritans as Jews.