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Israeli Lawyers Will Not Be Permitted to Practice in Courts in Occupied Areas

March 29, 1968
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Minister of Justice Shapiro informed the Knesset (Parliament) that permission for Israeli lawyers to appear in West Bank courts on behalf of clients will not be renewed when it lapses in a few weeks. The question was raised in the chamber by S. Tamir, of the Free Center faction. who opposed what he called recognizing King Hussein’s sovereignty in the West Bank. The Minister of Justice said that the permission had been granted because of a general strike by Jordanian lawyers after the occupation of the West Bank last June. The strike is now virtually ended and under these circumstances, he said, it was not fair to impose on West Bank residents a language and court procedures with which they were not familiar.

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