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Israelis Ease Restrictions to Help West Bank Farmers

July 29, 1971
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Israeli authorities today eased restrictions on the sale in Israel of fruit grown by West Bank farmers. The move was intended to help Arab farmers who lost a large part of their market when Syria and Iraq closed their borders with Jordan earlier this week. Much of the fruit and other farm produce shipped across the Jordan River bridges was normally destined for markets in other Arab countries. Restrictions on the sale of West Bank produce in Israel are expected to be abolished altogether in September when the Arab League plans to implement its boycott of farm products from the occupied territories. The League claims that Israel-made goods were infiltrated into the Arab states disguised as products from the occupied territories.

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