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Abolition of the Military Governance of Arab-Populated Areas in Israel (1966)

Jerusalem, Israel
Levi Eshkol, Israel: Speaker
A notice given to the Knesset by Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol on 8 November 1966, by which military governance of Arab-populated areas in Israel was abolished. This regime had operated since the 1948 War, and was legally based on the Palestine Defence (Emergency) Regulations of 1945, carried over from the Mandatory period. Its basis in military regulations meant that no formal legislative measure was required to abolish it.