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Palestinian firefighters denied entry into Israel for tribute


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israels_carmel_fire/article/palestinian_firefighters_denied_entry_into_israel_for_tribute_20101214

Three Palestinian firefighters were refused entry into Israel for a ceremony honoring Palestinian firemen who helped battle the Carmel blaze. Only seven of the 10 firemen were to be allowed in for the ceremony that was scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon in the Druze village of Usfiya. The ceremony was canceled. The Israel Defense Forces said the denial of entry for the three firemen was a bureaucratic error. The list of names did not include the firemen's ID numbers, the IDF said, and that it did not receive the list in time. The army told Haaretz that it is working to get the correct permits and that the ceremony would be rescheduled, Haaretz reported.

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