Arab nationalists have been painting out the hebrew lettering on multi-lingual road signs along the West Bank of Jordan recently.
CV Sign for monastery with Hebrew lettering obliterate
SV Other road signs with Hebrew lettering similarly obliterate PAN TO school
SV Road signs with Hebrew lettering painted out
CV Traffic sign with paint daubed on PAN TO traffic past (2 shots)
CV Road sign with paint daubed on PAN TO car past
CV Sign: "Our Lady of the Shepherd."
SV TILT DOWN church and children standing at gate
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Background: Arab nationalists have been painting out the hebrew lettering on multi-lingual road signs along the West Bank of Jordan recently. The town of Beth Sakhour, near Bethlehem, was one of the first places this happened last week. According to Israelis Premier Golda Meir, one result of King Hussein's proposal for a United Arab Kingdom along the banks of the Jordan River, would be a resurgence of Arab nationalist activities in the area. On Saturday (25 March) many signs of their activities could be seen.
On walls of Christian churches, sings such as "Let's Use Force" have been painted.
Beth Sakhour was the town where West Bank leaders decided to hold municipal elections last August.
SYNOPSIS: This road sign was daubed with paint by Arab nationalists. It's in the town of Beth Sakhour, near Bethlehem, on the West Bank of the Jordan. It's one example of many such cases in the area where the Hebrew lettering of multilingual road signs and directions has been painted out. The nationalists have also painted signs such as "Let's Use Force" on walls of Christian churches.
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir said that one result of King Hussein's proposal for a United Arab Kingdom along the Jordan River would be resurgence of Arab nationalist activity. Last week, Beth Sakhour became one of the first places where it began to happen. Last August, West Bank leader decided to hold municipal elections there.