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Israelis Who Met with PLO to Be Questioned by Police

Members of a 15-person unofficial Israeli delegation that met with Palestine Liberation Organization leaders in Budapest last week were greeted Sunday at the airport by Israeli police.

The delegates were told to report to police stations within the next few days for questioning about their meetings. Under a recently passed law, Israelis can be sentenced to three years in prison for meeting with PLO personnel. But the head of the left-wing delegation, MK Charlie Biton (Communist), enjoys parliamentary immunity.

The delegation met with PLO Executive member Abu Mazeb and seven other PLO officials. A lawyer who accompanied the Israelis is expected to explain that the open and announced meeting was not subversive, and was intended to establish contacts that could lead to Israeli-Arab peace.