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U.N. Mediator Asks Britain to Participate with Ships and Planes in Palestine Truce

U.N. Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte has informally approached the British Government wish a request to supply naval and air transportation facilities to members of the Palestine truce control, it was authoritatively reported here today.

Bernadotte’s request was forwarded here by the British Ambassador in Cairo and is at present under consideration. A government spokesman stressed today that Count Bernadotte did not ask for British truce observers, adding that “transportation facilities are presumably needed for observers of other powers. “

No request for transportation or observers was made to Britain by the United Nations directly, the spokesman said. If ships and aircraft are supplied to the mediator, he declared, they will presumably be under Bernadotte’s orders.