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Non-israeli Moslems May Visit Dome of the Rock, Israel Announces

The Israel authorities announced today that Moslems from other countries wishing to make the pilgrimage to the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, a sacred Moslem shrine, during the holy month of Ramadan can apply for Israeli visas. The military government said there was no objection in principle to their admission.

The authorities were preparing to help the Moslems with their observance of the holy month in the usual fashion, Including the discharge of a cannon each morning at sunrise.

The authorities said that Christian Arabs wishing to visit Bethlehem during the Christmas season will be permitted to do so unless the individual concerned is considered a security risk.