JERUSALEM (Aug. 10)
Three members of one Arab family — the father and two sons — were given stiff sentences by an Israeli court in Gaza today after being convicted of possessing a cache of arms found in their home. The father was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. One of the sons was given a four-year term, and the second was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. The arms included 10 submachine guns made in Communist China, plus bullets for those guns.
Israel’s military governor ruling the occupied areas taken from Jordan revoked today the Jordanian anti-Israel boycott law which forbade Arabs to trade in goods made in Israel. Earlier, Israel had announced that all Jordanian laws affecting the West Bank area remained in force except for those specifically repealed by the military government. The existence of the boycott law affecting Israel-made goods had not been revoked, thus legalizing any anti-Israel boycott implemented by Arabs living and trading in the West Bank areas. With today’s decree, the boycott has been formally outlawed.