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      Archive: 8/1/2011

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        8/1/2011, Av 1, 5771

      Israel’s Ramadan ‘Goodwill’ Measures for Arabs

      The IDF has eased security restrictions on Gaza Arabs at the opening of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which already has been marked by violence. IDF soldiers also have been given orders “to show special consideration toward the Palestinian residents of the Judea and Samaria region and, wherever possible, to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in public” in order not offend Muslims, the IDF said.