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West Bank Arab Judges Refuse to Permit Israeli Lawyers to Appear in Their Court

February 21, 1968
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Two West Bank Arab judges who were appointed to the bench by the Israeli military government, have barred Israeli lawyers from appearing in the courts of Hebron and Bethlehem, it was reported today. The lawyers may appeal to a higher court, but the military government is not interfering. The judges contend that their action was based on the military government’s decree that Jordanian laws are valid only on the West Bank, except those specifically rescinded. Under Jordanian law, Israeli lawyers cannot appear in court.

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