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Permission Extended for Israeli Lawyers to Practice in West Bank Courts

April 25, 1968
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The Military Governor of the Judaea and Samaria regions today extended indefinitely the permission for Israeli lawyers to appear in West Bank courts. The military government had planned to rescind the permission but the failure of Arab lawyers to end their strike made its extension necessary, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned.

The Arab lawyers, who have refused to practice under Israeli occupation, have recently received large sums of money from the Amman bar to finance their strike, according to military government sources. This causes unnecessary hardships for the local Arab population which must engage Israeli lawyers who, for the most part, are unfamiliar with the language and with Jordanian law under which the West Bank courts function.

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