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News Brief

October 20, 1980
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The Military Government released 24 security prisoners on the West Bank today on the occasion of the start of the Moslem feast of Id Al Adha: The prisoners had relatively short times left to complete their sentences. Seven other Arab prisoners serving time for criminal offenses were also released. It was announced last week that 33 Arabs serving prison terms for criminal or security offenses in the Gaza Strip would be released as a gesture of good will.

As the four-day holiday began, thousands of Arab workers stayed away from their jobs in Israel severely disruption the economy, especially in the service industries where many are employed.

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