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Police Seize ‘plo Propaganda’ in Raids One. Jerusalem Bookshops

January 3, 1983
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Jerusalem police said today that they seized large quantities of “PLO propaganda” in a series of raids on East Jerusalem bookstores and news stands in the last two weeks. They intend to press charges against seven males, including a minor, for illegal possession and distribution of the outlawed material.

According to the police, the material confiscated at 15 book shops and news stalls include Palestinian flags; calendars depicting the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in west Beirut where hundreds of Palestinian civilians were massacred by Christian Phalangists last September 16-18 while Israeli forces were in occupation of the sector; audio cassettes with Palestinian nationalist songs; T-shirts with Palestinian flags and anti-Israel slogans; and “booklets promoting the Palestine Liberation Organization and other terror organizations.”

The police accused the merchants of selling the material at exhortation prices which allegedly included contributions to the PLO.

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