Middle East: Return of the Natives

MIDDLE EAST

Holding her baby with one hand and two boxes of paper diapers in the other, a young Arab woman walked across the temporary wooden floor of the wrecked Allenby Bridge last week, heading homeward into what is now Israeli territory. She was the first Arab refugee to be admitted back across the River Jordan under an agreement be tween Israel and Jordan. Behind her trailed only 353 others. The Israelis had expected as many as 1,000, but they had taken so long with their cautious security clearance that the list of approved refugees was sent to the Jordanian government...

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