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Israel Plans to Set Up First Civilian Settlement in Northern Sinai

Israel will establish its first civilian settlement in northern Sinai. It will be affiliated with the moshav cooperative movement and will be closer to the Suez Canal than the two Nahal, paramilitary settlements previously established in the Sinai. A new Nahal settlement soon to be established in the Jordan Valley will be called Argaman in memory of Lt. Col. Aryeh Regev and a Capt. Manellah of the Israel Army who were killed shortly before Rosh Hashanah in an engagement with saboteurs in the Jordan Valley.