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July 22, 1983 - Image 13

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-07-22

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Ansar Camp
Called Legal
by High Court

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The Israeli Supreme Court
last week upheld the basic
legality of the Ansar deten-
tion camp in south Lebanon,
where some 5,000 out of an
original 9,000-plus de-
tainees are still being held.
The high court rejected a
request by several of the de-
tainees that they be recog-
nized as prisoners of war.
At the same time, the
court held that the Fourth
Geneva Convention does
apply to them — and hence
the court made it clear it
wanted the state to enable
detainees to meet with their
lawyers when they sought
to do so. This has not been
the practice in Ansar until
now.
The Supreme Court's rul-
ing was written by•Deputy
President Meir Shamgar,
who, as Judge Advocate-
General and later as Attor-
ney General, made a major
contribution in the late
1960's and 1970's to the de-
velopment of legal norms
and practices governing Is-
rael's behavior in occupied
territories. Shamgar is con-
-sidered an expert in inter-
national law and especially
the law of war.

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U.S. Limits
Planes for
Gulf States

WASHINGTON (JTA) —
The Reagan Administra-
tion said that it will not sell
U.S. advanced military air-
craft to any Persian Gulf
state with the exceptions of
Saudi Arabia and Oman..
The State Department
urged the Gulf Cooperation
Council (GCC) states to buy
the F-X planes, the
F-16/79 and F-20. "We be-
lieve that these highly-
capable aircraft meet the
near-term requirements of
these states for modern air
defense fighters," the
statement said. "These air-
craft will allow GCC states
to provide for their own de-
fensive needs while lessen-
ing dependence on external
support for operations and
maintenance."
The F-X planes are speci-
fically designed for export
so that the U.S. will not de-
plete its own stock of ad-
vanced planes by selling
them to foreign countries.
However, a source noted
that the Administration's
effort has been hurt by its
recent sale of advanced
planes to Pakistan and
Venezuela, making other
countries also demand top of
th line" planes. •

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Henry's , Boycott

WASHINGTON — Dur-
ing his recent visit to Israel
former U.S. Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger re-
fused to meet with Israeli
Defense Minister Moshe
Arens at the Matter's East
Jerusalem office.
Kissinger said he could
not visit the eastern part of
the • city while U.S. Envoy
Philip Habib was in Israel.
Kissinger and Arens met
instead at Arens home:

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