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New British Protest Reported over Egypt’s Anti-israel Embargo on Suez Shipping

The British Government has once again protested to Egypt over the inspection in the Suez Canal of British tankers and cargo vessels which the Arabs suspect are Israel-bound, the Daily Telegraph reported here today.

The newspaper says that the British protest pointed out that there is no provision in the Suez Canal Convention which gives the Egyptian authorities such rights in either peace or war. The Egyptians have been demanding assurances from ships’ captains that their cargoes are not destined for the Jewish state, before they are given clearance through the cut.