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Jordanian Government Announces It Will Bar West Bank Deportees

The Jordanian Government announced yesterday that it would bar entry into Jordan to persons expelled from the West Bank in order to curtail what it called the “Judaization” of the Israel-occupied territories. There was no official reaction here to the announcement from Amman. But Israeli sources denied Amman press reports of mass deportations from the West Bank.

They said that only four persons have been deported across the Allenby bridge in recent weeks and that none were former residents of the West Bank. The Israeli sources described the deportees as terrorists and infiltrators from the East Bank who were sent back after serving prison terms in Israel.