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Sunday, January 04, 2004

Oy, Israel today issued 29,000 work permits
for Palestinian Arabs to enter Israel

no mention of this by Reuters or AFP . . . yet
JPost: In a bid to ease restrictions on Palestinians not involved in terror, Israel increased the number of workers allowed to enter from the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Three thousand agricultural workers and 7,000 merchants from the West Bank and the Jordan Valley were permitted to enter. From the Gaza Strip, 15,000 workers and 4,000 merchants were permitted to enter.

In addition, the army lifted the general closure imposed on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. . .