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The World : 18 Palestinians Expelled

Israel expelled from the occupied West Bank 18 Palestinians whom it recently freed from prison. It accused them of infiltrating back into the territory illegally. The 18 were among 1,150 convicted guerrillas released May 20 in exchange for three Israeli soldiers captured in Lebanon by Palestinian guerrillas. Israel allowed 600 of the freed Palestinians to stay in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, but military authorities and courts ruled that the 18 were not legal residents of the area before their original arrests.


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