In January 1962, amid growing political pressure and criticism inside Israel about the Military Rule, David Ben Gurion appointed a special committee – one of many over the years – tasked with considering whether some of the restrictions imposed on Palestinian citizens of the country could be loosened. The committee’s official report recommended keeping the Defense Regulations, on which the Military Rule was based, in place and introducing minor mitigations to the restrictions. Several additional issues were covered in a personal letter to the prime minister.

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Report of the Committee Appointed to Review Further Loosening of Restrictions for Minority Citizens,
January 1962

Letter from members of the committee to the prime minister,
January 8, 1962