Israel Expels Four Arab Leaders to Jordan for Fomenting Hostility

Four prominent Arab leaders of East Jerusalem and Hebron, who were accused of fomenting the hostile atmosphere in which the recent bombing outrages in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were carried out, were served with expulsion orders and expelled across the Allenby Bridge to Jordan Friday morning. The four were identified as Kamal Dejani, 45, a judge and former minister in the Jordanian Government; Dr. Daud Husseini, 65, a member of the family of the ex-Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini; Mrs. Zalicha Shihadi, the leader of the Arab nationalist women’s organization, and Yasr Amer, 45, a Hebron lawyer.

Defense Minister Moshe Dayan signed the expulsion orders served on the three residents of East Jerusalem, and Brig. Gen. Rafael Vardi, commander of the West Bank, signed the order against the Hebron lawyer. Authorities said the action against the quartet was a direct result of the investigation into the Tel Aviv bus depot bombing outrage.

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