United Nations Security Council Starts Deliberations Today on Israeli-syrian Conflict

The United Nations Security Council convenes here tomorrow to consider Israeli and Syrian complaints arising from the Syrian-Israeli conflict precipitated by the invasion of Israeli territory by Syrian troops and the killing there of seven Israeli civilian policemen.

Eight Syrian charges against Israel will lead off the agenda. They will be followed by three Israeli complaints against Syria. The principal charges brought by Syrian before the Security Council are:

1. That Israel violated the Israeli-Syrian armistice agreement by starting and continuing operations for draining the Huleh swamps within the demilitarized zone against the wishes of Syria, Arab land owners and against the advice of United Nations truce supervisors.

2. That Israeli forces occupied demilitarized zones in the Israel-Syrian border and that Israeli police patrols “deliberately” attacked a Syrian post, in an attempt to occupy the village of Hamma “where they were repulsed with loss.”

The other Syrian charges claim that Israeli military personnel fired mortars at Syrian military positions; that Syrian military posts and Arab villages were demolished by Israeli bombing and that Israel evacuated Arab inhabitants by force from the demilitarized zone.

The Israeli charges are that Syria violated the armistice agreement by persistent firing at civilian workers on Israel territory in the demilitarized zone; that Syrian armed forces entered the demilitarized zone in Israel territory in the Hamma vicinity and that Syrian troops killed seven Israeli civilian policemen near Hamma.

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