Expulsion fear over West Bank edict
Isabel Kershner; 13/4/10
A recently amended military order that allows Israel to remove people from the occupied West Bank if it does not recognise their legal status could lead to the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians, Israeli human rights groups warn. The amendment – to a 1969 order on dealings with those judged to be West Bank infiltrators – was signed by military officials in October and is to take effect today. In the original document, issued two years after Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 war, ”infiltrator” was defined as a person who entered the area illegally from a neighbouring Arab country.