Mixed Armistice Commission Takes Steps to Prevent Further Israel-jordan Clashes

A meeting of the Israel-Jordan Armistice Commission took place today near the village of Duweita where Israel and Jordan armed forces exchanged fire yesterday for several hours. The meeting discussed the clash and decided to send members of the armistice commission to the scene and to establish higher control of the Israel-Jordan demarcation line.

Israel military authorities today denied a report from Amman, capital of Jordan, that six Israeli soldiers were killed during the fight with Jordan National Guardsmen. An official communique issued here revealed the following facts:

On May 22nd, an Israeli military patrol was fired upon by Arabs crossing into Israeli territory with their flocks near Duweita. A short time later, elements of the Jordan National Guard also crossed the border and occupied four heights inside Israeli territory. They fired at Jewish troops with small arms and mortars but were driven off by the Israeli forces.

The next day, Jordan National Guard forces reappeared on the score accompanied by three armored cars of the Arab Legion. They began shelling the Israeli position. Firing continued for 18 hours. During the clash two Israeli soldiers were slightly wounded while the Jordanians suffered serious losses.

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