Tel Aviv (Oct. 18)
Israel plans to establish at least four para-military settlements in the central Gaza Strip, it was learned from reliable source today. According to the information areas have been selected between Gaza and Khan Yunis for four settlements, the first of which will be established within two weeks. They will be of the Nahal type–part military and part agricultural–inhabited by soldiers who have been trained for agricultural work. At present there is only one Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, Bnai Darom, which was established on the site of a settlement of the same name destroyed by the Egyptian Army in 1948. It was also learned today that the kibbutz movement plans to set up four new kibbutzim in the occupied areas and along the borders. Two are planned in the Gaza Strip.