Blames Arab States’ Hostility for Israel Restrictions

Refusal of the Arab states to reach peace with Israel is responsible for such restrictions as are still imposed by Israel against Arab citizens in this country. Fares Hamdan, one of the seven Arab members of Parliament, declared today.

Mr. Hamdan made his statement in greeting President Itzhak Ben Zvi who paid a formal visit to a number of Arab village in the Nazareth area. Mr. Ben Zvi inspected the cultural, health and educational institutions in the villages and expressed the hope that peace would be achieved between Israel and its neighbors.

“If we still suffer a little from military rule,” Mr. Hamdan said, “it must be said that this situation has resulted from the stubborn attitude of the Arab states which refuse to sign a peace treaty with Israel.”

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