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The Good Fence Between Israel and Lebanon

The Good Fence Between Israel and Lebanon This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Tel-Aviv, Israel.—In the state of chaos that has prevailed in Lebanon during its long civil war, the 350,000 inhabitants of the southern region, most of them farmers, have found themselves virtually abandoned, with no government services of any kind and particularly with a lack of physicians. At the same time, due to the absence of guerilla forces in this area, an unusual state of quiet has reigned along Israel's northern border. Taking advantage of this peculiar conjunction of circumstances, the Israeli government, at the instigation of Defence Minister Shimon Peres, has established a number of gates along the electronically controlled fence that separates the two countries through which Lebanese citizens have access to medical care and other services in Israel. This policy, known as "the good fence policy," has now been in effect for almost a year and deserves special recognition for its accomplishments. The first station, which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

The Good Fence Between Israel and Lebanon

American Journal of Diseases of Children , Volume 131 (6) – Jun 1, 1977

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120190107028
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Tel-Aviv, Israel.—In the state of chaos that has prevailed in Lebanon during its long civil war, the 350,000 inhabitants of the southern region, most of them farmers, have found themselves virtually abandoned, with no government services of any kind and particularly with a lack of physicians. At the same time, due to the absence of guerilla forces in this area, an unusual state of quiet has reigned along Israel's northern border. Taking advantage of this peculiar conjunction of circumstances, the Israeli government, at the instigation of Defence Minister Shimon Peres, has established a number of gates along the electronically controlled fence that separates the two countries through which Lebanese citizens have access to medical care and other services in Israel. This policy, known as "the good fence policy," has now been in effect for almost a year and deserves special recognition for its accomplishments. The first station, which

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1977

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