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Israel and Syria Agree to Conduct Joint Drive Against Marauders in Border Area

The mixed Israel-Syrian armistice commission has reached an agreement whereby security forces on both nations will combat jointly thefts and marauding sorties in the border region and will restore property stolen from each other’s nationals, it was announced here today.

A group of 40 Arabs who had infiltrated into Israel were deported to Arab-held territory here today. Several truckloads of Jordan Arab Legionnaires were waiting for the infiltrees.

Two Arab marauders were killed last night when Israel police opened fire on a gang which had infiltrated Israel territory in the vicinity of Hedera. Arab cattle rustlers were responsible for the loss of some $196,000 worth of cattle during 1949, it was announced here today. A part of the cattle was recovered by Israel police action. Four hundred and thirty-two successful raids on Jewish cattle pens were recorded last year.