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Through a Veil. Darkly

Some Arab women may have used their veils to hide more than their faces during last week’s election. They may have used their veils to engage in a little voting chicanery, according to Justice Haim Cohn, chairman of the Elections Committee. Cohn disclosed that he has ordered a police investigation into complaints that some Arab women hiding behind their veils voted more than once. There was some suspicion, he noted, that some Moslem women whose identity cards do not have their photographs because of religious objections, may have gone to desert polling booths several times using the voting cards of their friends. The identity of the veiled women would not be checked at the polling booths.