LONDON (Jan. 6)
The Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission will meet in the Gaza area today to discuss the Israeli “capture” of an Egyptian vessel carrying armaments in Israeli territorial waters, it was reported here in dispatches from Cairo.
The reports stated that the Egyptian vessel, with a cargo of “surplus war material” valued at $36,000, was en route to a Syrian port when it sailed into Israeli waters and was seized. The same reports stated that the Egyptian Government was informed of the capture of the 80-ton Samir and its crew of six by the Mixed Armistice Commission.
Another dispatch from Cairo revealed that the inter-Arab committee which conducts the economic boycott against Israel has issued a communique in the Egyptian capital warning foreign countries against establishing branches in Israel. The communique threatened to extend the Arab boycott against the products of such branches.