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More Lebanese Visiting Israel

August 17, 1984
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A sharp increase has been noted in the number of Lebanese visitors to Israel, in the number of Lebanese coming to work in Israel and in the number of Lebanese coming to Israeli medical centers along the border for treatment.

In July, a total of 11,700 workers crossed daily to jobs in Israel, compared to 8,400 in June. Most work on Galilee farms or in construction during the day, returning to Lebanon at night. There were some 3,000 visitors in June and 4,300 in July.

The number of Lebanese seeking medical attention at the Metullah and Biranite Israeli clinics opened for Lebanese citizens also went up, from about 1,000 in June to 1,640 in July. No specific reasons are given for the increases, but there is usually an upsurge in activity in the summer months.

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