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Some West Bank Arabs Now Allowed to Visit Israel Without Special Permits

The military government announced today that West Bank Arabs may visit Israel beginning tomorrow without special permit. The order applies only to residents of the Samaria-Judaea areas, not the Gaza Strip. Residents of the Golan Heights have been free to enter Israel without permits for some time. Day laborers will still require working permits but not entry permits. The order does not allow the entry of vehicles without permit. The visits are restricted to the hours of 5 a.m. to 1 a. m. Visitors may not remain in Israel overnight. West Bankers will not be permitted to enter any other areas under Israeli military government without special permission.