UNITED NATIONS (Oct. 28)
Arab delegates today continued their attack on Israel in the United Nations Ad Hoc Political Committee which continued for a second day its debate on the problem of the Palestine refugees. The debate will continue tomorrow.
The representative of Yemen today criticized the director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine who had reported that Israel was one of the “host countries for refugees.” The Yemenite delegate said that the Arab refugees consider Palestine their own land, from which they were driven by “Zionist terrorism.”
The report of the U.N.R.W.A. director was also analyzed at today’s session by the representative of Syria. He urged that the U.N.R.W.A. relief budget proposed for the present fiscal year be increased from $23,000,000 to $27,000,000 and that specific mention be made in the draft resolution of the right of the Palestine refugees to repatriation.
The draft resolution which was submitted yesterday jointly by France, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom was supported today by speakers representing 15 countries. However, many of them reserved the positions of their governments with regard to financial commitments.