JERUSALEM (Jan. 25)
Four Palestinian activists from the Gaza Strip have instructed their lawyers to waive their appeals to the Supreme Court against deportation, which the military ordered Jan. 3, it was reported here Monday.
The high court was scheduled to hear the appeals Wednesday. Altogether, nine Palestinians were ordered expelled. Four from the West Bank who waived their appeals were deported to Lebanon on Jan. 13. The case of a fifth from the West Bank is pending.
The four from the Gaza Strip, whose expulsions now appear imminent, are Furayi Ahmed Khavri, 39, all of Gaza, and Hasan Ghanim Mohammed Abu Shakra, 27, of Khan Yunis.