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Israel and Lebanese Officials Inspect Demarcated Frontier; Egypt to Enlarge Air Bases

Members of the Israel-Lebanese armistice mixed commission met at Metullah today and later went on a tour of inspection of the Israel-Lebanese frontier that has already been demarcated by the commission’s sub-committee. Members of the Israel Government survey department accompanied the Jewish and Arab officials.

The Egyptian Government is planning to enlarge its military airfields in the Sinai and Gaza areas, the British-controlled Near East Arabic Radio said today. The broadcast, which was monitored here, reported that two new fields are being constructed in the Sinai area.

A group of 120 Arabs will travel through Israel on May 22 under arrangements concluded today at “Kilometer 95,” on the Gaza road, between an Egyptian army colonel and an Israel immigration official.

Syrian representatives on the mixed Israel-Syrian armistice commission have agreed to return to Israel a fishing boat and equipment seized by the Arabs on Lake Tiherias last February 16.

A recently-conducted government survey revealed today that there are 2,801 physicians in Israel, including 45 women practitioners. A total of 19 non-Jewish doctors are also active.