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Israel is Entitled to Drain Hulsh Swamps, U.N. Truce Chief Testifies

The United Nations head quarters received a cable from Col. de Ridder, acting chief of the U.N. Truce Commission in Palestine, saying that U.N. observers in Israeli territory reported that three Israeli soldiers were killed and one wounded in yesterday’s fighting.

Testifying at Lake Success, Maj. Gen. William Riley, chief of the Truce Commission, told the U.N. Security Council last night that if Israel could drain the Huleh swamps on the Syrian border without violating the Syrian-Israeli armistice agreement and without interfering with the restoration of normal civilian life in that area, then Syria could not rightfully object.