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    Israel has opened an official border post near Dovev on it's northern frontier with Lebanon to process hundreds of Lebanese refugees entering Israel.

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    Israel has opened an official border post near Dovev on it's northern frontier with Lebanon to process hundreds of Lebanese refugees entering Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: The post opened on Monday (23 August) when a group of Lebanese Christians crossed the frontier for a month's visit to relatives in Haifa, Nazareth and the smaller Arab communities in Galilee.

    In the past few weeks thousands of Lebanese have crossed from their troubled country from their troubled country into israel. Many come for medical treatment, others to find work and some to visit relations they have not seen for years.

    The visits are the latest stage in Israel's evolving "good fence" policy. Officials estimate some 6,000 Lebanese have been treated by doctors at border clinics. About 100 Lebanese men and women have been found work in forestry and factories and trade goes on across the line.

    Security is strict with officials checking for smuggled explosives and weapons. But Israel claims that elements of the Lebanese Arab Army actually co-operate in guiding refugees to the frontier.

    Israel says it regards the "good fence" police as a vital propaganda weapon to achieve understanding with neighbouring Arab states. The Lebanese enter on the same terms as those who have crossed from Jordan since 1967. Israel has also reached agreement with Syria for meetings of families divided by the truce line on the Golan Heights.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNUCZWBY7R6BMJVNVKIUPJGO9
    Media URN:
    VLVABNUCZWBY7R6BMJVNVKIUPJGO9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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