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West Bank Safe as 'Living Room,' Israel Aide Says

February 12, 1988|From Reuters

KEDUMIM, Israeli-Occupied West Bank — Israeli Tourism and Justice Minister Avraham Sharir on Thursday declared the occupied West Bank safe for foreign tourists despite a Palestinian uprising now in its third month.

Sharir toured Jewish settlements on the West Bank escorted by a bodyguard armed with a submachine-gun and three armed border policemen.

"It's safe, it's peaceful, it's as safe as in anyone's living room," he said. "People from all over the world should come."

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