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January 05, 2003

Border police arrest 1,300 Palestinian entering Israel without permits

Over the weekend, border policemen caught 1,300 Palestinians entering Israeli without permits, Israel Radio reports. The men were caught on the seam line and the Jerusalem border.

The Palestinians were questioned and released back into the territories, the radio said.

In addition, seven employers of illegal Palestinian workers and 18 people who illegally transport the Palestinians to Israel were arrested. According to the radio, 13 of the 18 eighteen drivers' have had their licenses confiscated for one month.