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Ashdod Port Reopened; Stevedores Return to Work; Load Ships

Israel’s Port of Ashdod, shut down for several days by the Port Authority, after the stevedores at the port had called a strike following a series of slow-down actions, was reopened fully today as the result of an agreement between the management and the workers, made this weekend through the personal intervention of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. All the 300 stevedores were back at work. They loaded two ships carrying citrus fruits, and unloaded a third vessel that brought sugar.