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Arabs Transferred to Israel Jurisdiction from Triangle Area Mark First Anniversary

Arabs living in the area adjacent to the so-called Arab triangle area today celebrated the first anniversary of their transfer to Israel jurisdiction. Arab notables from numerous villages gathered at Tira and paraded in honor of the event. Arab horsemen presented colorful examples of horsemanship.

Addressing the gathering in Hebrew, Abdul Rauf Razik, the leader of the village of Tabiyah, declared that the Arabs welcomed the termination of the Mandate. He also lauded the Israel Government for “not discriminating between Jews and Arabs.” A sword was later presented to the Israel military governor for the area, Lt. Col. Goel Levitzki.