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Israeli Income Tax for Golan Heights

January 28, 1972
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Israeli income tax will be levied on the Israeli-administered Golan Heights. The decision was made recently by the government but was made public only this week by the Finance Ministry. It will make the Heights the only area other than Israel proper and East Jerusalem to be governed by Israeli law instead of that of its pre-Six-Day War government. After the war, Israel announced that Egyptian law would continue to be applied in the Gaza Strip and Jordanian law on the West Bank.

But the Golan Heights was deserted by almost its entire population during the war, and now has a Jewish majority and a Druze, not an Arab, minority, with Israeli law having been applied in stages. Foreign Minister Abba Eban explained two weeks ago that Syria has failed to accept Security Council Resolution 242 of Nov. 22, 1967, dealing with the negotiation of agreed boundaries and the establishment of peace. Therefore, he said, the Israeli position regarding the Heights differs from that on territories formerly governed by Egypt and Jordan, which have accepted the resolution.

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