JERUSALEM (Jul. 10)
The two-week-old dispute regarding the dispatch of Israeli relief convoys to the Mt. Scopus area was settled today following an informal meeting held by Israeli and Arab Legion officials, who agreed to permit United Nations representatives to search the convoys prior to their departure from the Holy City.
It is understood that Gen. William Riley, Chief of the U.N. staff here, took a personal interest during his visit to Jerusalem last week to explore the root of the dispute, which lay in Transjordan’s refusal to adhere to paragraph VIII of the Israeli-Transjordan armistice agreement signed on the island of Rhodes. An official communique issued today states simply that the “supply and relief convoy for Jewish personnel on Mt. Scopus is scheduled to take place tomorrow.”
(The subjects of Jerusalem and the Holy Places are listed on the agenda of the International Council of Churches, which is now meeting in Chichester, England, a dispatch from London reported. The Council was established last year in Antwerp.)