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Israel Will Not Resume War Against Arabs, Even in Territorial Dispute, Ben Gurion Says

Israel will not resume the war against the Arabs even over territorial dispute, Premier David Ben Gurion declared at Ramat Hakovesb last night. At the same time, he warned that the Arabs may reopen the war which, he said, would be more severe this time than last.

The Transjordan Arab Legion has begun training thousands of Arab youth for early resumption of the hostilities against Israel, it was reported here today.Further evidences of Trans Jordan’s hostile intent were the construction of pillboxes along the Israeli-Transjordan border and spot announcements over the Trans Jordan-con-” trolled Ramallah radio repeating the slogan: “Guard Your Guns” This slogan was coined by John Glubb Pasha, British-born former commander of the Arab Legion, who recently warned villagers not to sell arms to “foreigners who might infiltrate Arab territory.”

Also reported was a decision by a conference of Arab Palestine leaders near Ramallah to conscript Palestine Arabs between the ages of 18 and 45 into a Palestine Defense Corps.” Other decisions of the conference include placing str?ed force along the Israeli border, distributing arms to villages and swearing ?tering allegiance to King Abdullah “who has graciously promised to support the Palestine Arab movement. “

Meanwhile, the mixed Israeli-Transjordan United Nations armistice commission met today. Brig. Gen. William E. Riley, assistant to Palestine mediator Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, repeated his demand that armed forces of both sides la the Jerusalem area be reduced.

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