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Golan Remains Generally Quiet

December 18, 1981
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The Golan Heights were generally quiet today as Israeli armed forces maintained a military alert following the Knesset’s decision Monday night to annex the Syrian territory occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six-Day War. The Druze community opposed to the Israeli move was in the second day of a three-day protest strike. Several Druze youths stoned reporters who tried to interview them about their reaction to suddenly becoming subject to Israeli civilian law.

No other incidents were reported. But some minor problems arose as a result of the imposition of Israeli civil law. Drivers were surprised when civil or border police demanded that they show drivers licenses and vehicle registrations. The military had not bothered with such details during the past 14 years.

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