1966 – End of martial law

By Rosa Boyd (Chanicha)

On 8 November 1966 – The martial law imposed on Israeli Arabs since the founding of the State of Israel was lifted completely and Arab citizens were granted the same rights as Jewish citizens under the law. These laws had restricted travel more than a given distance from a person's registered home, and deported any citizen not registered in the 1948 census. The martial law was implemented in areas with high Arab
populations, such as the Negev and Galilee, but had very little impact on the Jews of the area. This was clearly unjust and prejudiced, and was abolished after many protests by Arabs and Jews alike.